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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 19, 2017 1:00 am

FBI raids Muncie Sanitary District

Associated Press

MUNCIE – FBI agents and state police investigators raided offices belonging to the Muncie Sanitary District on Thursday, less than 41/2 months after federal raids targeted the city's building commissioner.

Investigators conducted the raid at the Sanitary District's Engineering Office on Thursday morning, the Star Press reported.

“I can confirm there is investigative activity in the area, but I can't disclose the nature of that activity,” FBI spokeswoman Chris Bavender said.

Mayor Dennis Tyler said in a statement that the city is fully cooperating with the investigation but hasn't been told the reason for it yet.

Sanitary District attorney Tom Malapit said he was unaware of any arrests in connection with the raid.

Sanitary District officials have previously denied being under FBI investigation.

FBI agents in January searched the city hall office and home of Muncie Building Commissioner Craig Nichols.

He was indicted the following month on federal charges of wire fraud, theft, and money laundering.