FBI executes search warrant at Orange City Hall in ongoing investigation

The Orange City Hall was closed Wednesday because of an investigation by the FBI that began last summer.



A subpoena was filed in September and a search warrant was already executed at the city's library in August.



Residents who showed up to City Hall to complete business were met with a sign that read "Closed due to unforeseen circumstances."



The FBI confirms to News 12 New Jersey that agents executed a search warrant but would not provide details about the investigation.



News 12 New Jersey witnessed more than 20 people exiting City Hall, many associated with the FBI, carrying out boxes and bags of evidence. The evidence seemed to include receipts, personal items and electronic devices.



The warrants issued last summer named Orange's former deputy business administrator and the mayor's chief of staff. The investigation now seems to have expanded to include city employees as well.



"The city is cooperating with authorities," a spokesperson for Orange tells News 12 New Jersey.



City Hall is expected to reopen Thursday at 8:30 a.m.


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