Monday, November 18, 2013

FBI has list of liens placed by New Haven’s LCI unit

By Mary E. O'Leary
Register Staff
NEW HAVEN >> The FBI has requested a list of liens the Livable City Initiative placed on properties over an 18-month period as it investigates “alleged inappropriate behavior” by a field inspector working for the agency, according to Mayor John DeStefano Jr.
A subpoena was sent to Erik Johnson, executive director of LCI, in early August with a request that he appear with the material before a grand jury on Aug. 22.
Johnson Sunday said he did not have to appear in U.S. District Court in New Haven, only make the materials available for the time frame January 2012 through July 31, 2013.
He said he was never told the reason for the request from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and he hasn’t heard from federal authorities since August.

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