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FBI, state search county executive's office in Cleveland


CLEVELAND — Agents from the FBI and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation have searched the offices of the elected county executive in Cleveland as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

Cleveland.com reports agents seized the cellphone and computer of Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish along with other items during the four-hour search Thursday in downtown Cleveland.

Investigators on Wednesday subpoenaed email accounts for Budish and his some of his top executives.

Budish in a statement Thursday said he has done nothing wrong and that his administration has cooperated with investigators.

Cleveland.com reports 17 subpoenas have been served on the county the past year during an investigation that initially focused on the county's technology department and has since been expanded to include the troubled Cuyahoga County Corrections Center.

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