Surveillance video of a late-night raid on Cleveland City Hall has been released.
The video shows federal agents entering the building around 9 p.m. on December 6th, then leaving around 1 a.m.
The raid involved agents from the FBI, IRS and HUD.
Among the items removed: Project plans for Lorain and Carnegie Avenues involving a company called Pioneer Engineering, which is owned by Chief City Construction Inspector Khalil Ewais. Ewais remains employed, with the city saying he is "entitled to due process." It is still unclear if the city knew he owned Pioneer Engineering.
Agents also seized invoices and contracts involving Burton Scot Contractors. Records obtained by WKYC show the city paid Burton Scott $9.4 million for two separate building projects. The company has pledged to cooperate with the investigation.
The exact focus of the investigation remains unclear. No charges have been filed as a result of the raid.
Officers with the agencies present during the late night raid tell us the matter is “under seal by federal court”.