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DOJ requests credit card statements and receipts from everyone in Mayor Reed's office

The Department of Justice investigation in former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed's office now includes a request for transactions and receipts from the people who worked closely with him.
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ATLANTA — Atlanta City Hall faces another subpoena, as investigators with the FBI, IRS and Department of Justice continue to root out financial wrongdoing during former mayor Kasim Reed’s administration.

The latest request for records was sent on August 22 but released to 11Alive on Monday through an open records request. The list of documents appears to probe deeper into Reed’s 8 years in office, asking to see how members of his executive staff justified their P-card and travel expenses.

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The subpoena asks for all meetings and events Reed and employees in his office attended from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2017 an extends its investigation into how city credit cards were used. While investigators already obtained receipts and credit card statements for several members of Reed’s cabinet, they now want all records related to purchases made by all employees of the Office of the Mayor and his Executive Protection Team.

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Earlier this month, Reed’s deputy chief of staff, Katrina Taylor Parks, pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery. She will be sentenced November 5. Parks is now the fifth person convicted in the DOJ’s bribery scandal.

Only one person indicted, Mitzi Bickers, has decided to fight the charges. Bickers’ attorneys, Drew Findling and Marissa Goldberg, requested additional time to go over the more than one million documents and more than 180 gigabytes of data that has accumulated in the case.

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