For the first time, federal prosecutors are seeking records of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in the sprawling federal investigation of City Hall corruption.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday received a copy of an April 6 subpoena from a federal grand jury seeking, among other things, Reed’s city-issued credit card statements and other information related to reimbursements made to Reed by taxpayers.
The subpoena, which the city produced in response to a request made by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution under the Georgia Open Records Act, also seeks information associated with Partners For Prosperity, a non-profit organization that is a fundraising arm of Invest Atlanta, and its chief executive Eloisa Klementich.
The subpoena follows AJC reporting in recent weeks that showed Reed had charged nearly $300,000 on his Atlanta credit card during his last three years in office, and reimbursed taxpayers $12,000 before his credit card statements were turned over to the AJC.
The AJC also reported that Reed had the city transfer $40,000 of his unclaimed salary to Partners For Prosperity in December, which the organization then sent back to the city to cover costs related to a $90,000 trip to South Africa made in April.
Read more about the subpoenas and reaction on MyAJC.com