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Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gets new Subpoena Focusing on Travel & Mayor’s Office Credit Card Use

December 29, 2017. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gets a new subpoena focusing on Reed’s travel & Mayor’s Office credit card use. According to the AJC

The federal investigation into Atlanta City Hall corruption has now zeroed in on former Mayor Kasim Reed’s meetings, movements and the justifications for taxpayer-funded travel during his eight years in office.

According to a subpoena, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News, a federal grand jury is demanding that the city turn over calendars, credit card statements and expense reports dating back to 2010 for “M. Kasim Reed and all employees of the office of the mayor.”

The subpoena also asks for all city-issued credit card records for members of Reed’s office and the police officers assigned to his Executive Protection Unit — a demand that comes just weeks after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News published reports about questionable spending by his former Chief Financial Officer Jim Beard and Reed’s bodyguards.

If read literally, the subpoena would apply to more than 400 people employed under the umbrella of the mayor’s office, but might not apply to a handful of department heads who were part of the mayor’s cabinet and who were issued credit cards.

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