INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development has postponed all Land Bank transfers following an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of two city officials and charges against three others.
Officials say on Wednesday, staff was reviewing the status of all projects and paperwork.
FBI raided the City-County building on Tuesday morning seizing documents from Land Bank , which was created to acquire abandoned, tax delinquent and other problem properties to make them available for redevelopment to non-profit/for-profit developers and the general public, according to the city's website.
Reggie Walton, assistant administrator of the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development and John Hawkins, senior project manager, were arrested for wire fraud and bribery. Walton and Hawkins were suspended without pay.
According to the indictment, David Johnson, executive director of the Indianapolis Minority AIDS Coalition; Randall Sargent, president of New day Residential Development; and Aaron Reed, with Naptown Housing Group were charged with wire fraud and bribery.
Staff at an Anderson women's shelter say they're thankful thieves didn't tamper with their heating system. But, they did get away with plenty of copper.
A northwest Indiana man has been found guilty of reckless homicide, criminal recklessness and 11 other counts in the hit-and-run death of a Lake County jail guard struck by a vehicle while jogging with co-workers.
As the year draws to a close, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says he's still waiting for something he asked for back in March.