FBI raids Opa-Locka city hall

Posted at 1:02 PM, Mar 10, 2016

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) -- FBI agents are executing a search warrant at the city hall in Opa-locka in what investigators are calling a public corruption probe.

Miami FBI spokesman Mike Leverock says agents from the public corruption unit started their search about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He says no arrests are expected immediately and no details about the investigation are being released.

Leverock says the FBI encourages anyone to come forward who may have information about public corruption, or may have been a victim of an illegal scheme by a public official.

Earlier media reports say the FBI has been investigating potential kickback schemes involving Opa-locka officials as well as the questionable financing of the $8 million Town Center One project. Opa-locka's city finances have also been troubled.