MACOMB TWP, Mich. (FOX 2) - The Michigan State Police executed a search warrant at the home of Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith in Macomb Township.
MSP says authorities are searching the home but would not elaborate if the serach is connected to one that done at Smith's office launched last month or if it's connected to the state police investigation.
In February, Macomb County executive Mark Hackel accused him of questionable spending of forfeiture funds related.
Hackel had asked for a forensic audit into how Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith has been using money from a forfeiture fund, also wanting the attorney general to launch a criminal investigation.
The forfeiture fund is essentially money coming from drunk drivers and drug forfeitures -- public money.
In response, Smith asked for Hackel's office to be audited as well and maintained he had done nothing wrong.
In April, after MSP raided his office, Smith held a press conference saying he's been transparent and cooperative.
"I recognize that this doesn't look great, but I can tell you this: after six months of hearing all these falsehoods in the press about what we've used this money for, I'm so happy to have impartial investigators in our office, looking through our documents. We gave them a bankers box full of receipts, full of documents, full of explanations on how this money was spent," he said.