CLEVELAND -- There's a new development in the murder investigation of Aliza Sherman.
WKYC has confirmed through the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office that the offices of Stafford & Stafford were searched on Tuesday afternoon by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputies.
A spokesperson for the attorney general's office confirms that the state's Cyber Crimes Unit was also assisting in the search at 55 Erieview Plaza.
Sherman's attorney, Gregory Moore, worked at the firm of Stafford & Stafford.
Attorney Ian Friedman, who represents Moore, tweeted this statement: "Greg Moore vehemently denies involvement in Sherman murder. Investigation by govt [sic] will reveal same."
Friedman says Moore is "not actively practicing as he did before. We learned of the search after-the-fact."
Sherman, a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, died after she was stabbed while walking to her lawyer's office at East 12th Street and Erieview on March 24, 2013. Her contested divorce trial was to start that week.
A grand jury indicted Moore last December in connection with a bomb threat made in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of inducing panic in that case. Moore maintains he was not involved and is set to go to trial in July.
In an interview, Friedman said it's not clear at this time whether investigators were looking for information regarding that case or the investigation into Sherman's death.
"The search itself, what they are looking for and why they are looking for it, only the government knows that right now," he said. "Was it dealing with Ms. Sherman's death? Was it dealing with the current case? We just don't know that yet."
Friedman says Moore spoke to Cleveland police in the days following Sherman's death.
"If the authorities think that they have something to look at, then we're glad they are looking at it," he said. "But Greg has been clear that he had nothing to do with it and that the evidence will bear that out."
Cleveland police have never named a suspect in Sherman's stabbing.
Her family is not offering a comment at this time.