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Former mayor Stephen Reed speaks out after raid on his home

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 4, 2015 8:22 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed is speaking out about state investigators searching his home earlier this week.

He says he's bound by a "gag order,'' but that didn't stop him from confirming he testified before a grand jury in April and suggesting the investigation is the result of "dirty politics.''

The state Attorney General's Office hasn't commented on Tuesday's raid.

Reed's failed projects, including a planned Wild West museum, helped push the city deep into debt.

Agents were seen taking a saddle and other Western artifacts from his home. 

Reed says he's suffering from cancer and promised to say more in the future, adding, "There'll be comments ... plenty of them in due time. Right now I'm governed by a gag order that prohibits me from doing so.''

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