04/20/2012 08:59 am ET

Files Altered, Destroyed Amid Wayne Co. Probe, FBI Told

By Joel Kurth

Wayne County's former information technologies director told the FBI that county officials destroyed and altered computer files amid a federal grand jury investigation, The Detroit News has learned.

On Feb. 7, one week before Tahir Kazmi resigned and was charged with shaking down a contractor, his attorney sent County Executive Robert Ficano a letter. It claims Kazmi was "targeted by (Ficano's) political appointees" because he informed authorities about alleged crimes.

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