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March 28, 2014

FBI raids Northwest Indiana township trustee office

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Federal and state agents searched the northwestern Indiana office of what is among the largest township government units in the state.

FBI supervisory agent Robert Ramsey says agents from the FBI, IRS and Indiana State Police obtained a warrant for Thursday's search of the Calumet Township trustee's office in Gary as part of an ongoing investigation.

Ramsey tells The Times of Munster and the Post-Tribune of Merrillville that a judge has sealed details about the warrant.

Township Trustee Mary Elgin has faced scrutiny recently over the office's spending on assistance to Gary's low-income residents and the use of take-home cars.

Township attorney Ragen Hatcher says Elgin is cooperating fully in the investigation.

Agents left the offices with several boxes and a computer, but no one was detained.

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