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State police search home of suburban Detroit mayor

Updated: March 26, 2013 9:18AM

ROMULUS, Mich. — State police say they’ve searched the home of a suburban Detroit mayor as part of an ongoing public corruption investigation.

The search began Monday night at the home of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert.

Police say Lambert was interviewed and allowed to leave. Police said he’s been cooperative, and numerous items were seized. State police Lt. Michael Shaw says any request for possible charges in the case isn’t expected for at least a month or so.

A message seeking comment from Lambert was left Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Romulus drew attention in 2011 after a former police chief and five detectives were charged in an alleged scheme that used drug forfeiture money to pay for prostitutes, alcohol and marijuana.

Shaw says the search isn’t related to that case.

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