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The FBI’s top official in Detroit declared war on public corruption today, hours after law enforcement officials announced a new task force to combat it.
Andrew Arena, special agent in charge of the Detroit office of the FBI, called corruption in the region “generational, systematic, part of the culture.”
“It takes a whole lot to penetrate that,” he said. “It’s kind of like a war. You penetrate the enemy’s defenses.”
Arena declined to name the enemies he was referring to, saying he could not talk about ongoing investigations. He has overseen investigations of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, as well as Wayne County government under Executive Robert Ficano.
In addition to the FBI, the task force includes federal prosecutors, the IRS, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, state police, Detroit police and federal housing, environmental protection and transportation investigators.
Originally posted by GD21D
How about the FBI roll out a task force to combat corruption in the financial sector. Using common sense that may be a good place to start. And that's all I have to say about that.