Former Mayor Kasim Reed named in Atlanta City Hall corruption subpoena

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.