Taylor City Hall raided by FBI

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At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the FBI conducted a raid on Taylor City Hall. 

Officials were spotted on the second floor of the building, in the Mayor Rick Sollars' office.

Sollars briefly appeared outside his house Tuesday afternoon and said that he and his office is cooperating with the investigation.

"I will continue to work hard on behalf of the residents of the city of Taylor to make sure the people's work gets done," he said. "I ask that you please respect my family's privacy and the integrity of this investigation."

Sollars said he "did not see this coming" and touted his track record which speaks for itself.

"I think the residents that support me, understand what I am capable of and where my heart is," Sollars said, adding that he does not have an attorney. 

As news of agents entering the building spread, speculation followed about the purpose behind the raid. In response to questions, the FBI issued a release stating that FBI Special Agents and members of the Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force executed multiple search warrants at the government building.

"The warrants were conducted as part of an ongoing public corruption investigation. Because this is an open investigation, I will not be discussing any of the details that led to today's action."

Before getting elected as mayor, Sollars served two terms on the City Council. Active in raising donations for volunteer causes, he is also the curent chairman of the Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority, which represetns the water interests of the communities of Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights and many others.

The FBI asks if anyone thinks they have information to assist the case, call (313) 965-4545.