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Kilpatrick’s Friend Bobby Ferguson Subject Of FBI Raid

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A business owned by one-time associate and friend of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was raided Wednesday by the FBI.

Reporting from outside Ferguson Enterprises on Wyoming, WWJ’s Marie Osborne said agents have been scouring the offices Bobby Ferguson, a former city contractor.

Agents won’t say what they’re looking for.

The raid comes on the same day the U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a superseding indictment that alleges seven new money laundering charges against Ferguson. The charges are related to Ferguson’s alleged attempts to conceal $1.7 million in extorted payments for projects that were never completed.

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The superseding indictment that alleges seven new money laundering charges against Ferguson, who is a former city contractor. The charges are related to Ferguson’s alleged attempts to conceal $1.7 million in extorted payments for projects that were never completed.

Ferguson and Kilpatrick, along with two others, have already been accused racketeering in a scheme involving the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. That trial is set to begin next year.

In yet another matter, Ferguson is already accused of falsifying bids and money laundering in connection with a multi-million dollar housing development. That trial was supposed to begin in September but was delayed.

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