FBI takes more records from Washington County offices
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The FBI and state police remained in Washington County this week, requesting more records from county officials.
Sheriff Sam Romano received a visit Monday from two state troopers who were on assignment for the FBI, requesting deputies' transportation logs for 13 county jail inmates, said sheriff's office Solicitor Christopher Blackwell.
The sheriff's office transports prisoners to and from the county's correctional facility and keeps records of the moves. Mr. Blackwell said the FBI may have been seeking the records to cross-check jail transportation logs, which were seized last week along with visitation and communication records for the 13 inmates.
County officials declined to release the names of the inmates while a federal grand jury investigation continues.
Last week, FBI agents and state police seized files, a computer and a safe from the office of District Attorney John C. Pettit in connection with a grand jury subpoena. A day later, they took the jail records.
Mr. Pettit, 72, has been the subject of an FBI inquiry for at least the past two years. Mr. Pettit lost a re-election bid for a seventh term in office this month to political newcomer Steven Toprani.
First Published November 29, 2007 4:23 pm