Newly released documents detail FBI Investigation in alleged public corruption
Local elected officials claim they did nothing wrong after 45 page affidavit is made public
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Newly released documents from the FBI detail an investigation that is still ongoing, almost four years after Hurricane Michael.
In a 45 page affidavit written by FBI Special Agent Lawrence Borghini, more details are revealed regarding the lengthy investigation into alleged public corruption by multiple leaders and agencies.
Bay District Schools held a press conference Thursday afternoon to quickly respond to the report, and allow Superintendent Bill Husfelt an opportunity to clear his name. He is one of several named in the report for allegedly having personal property cleared by GAC while they were contracted by Bay District Schools. GAC is a local contractor who was hired by several area agencies to clear and clean up debris after the hurricane.
“I’m very shocked that something like this would come out because at no time did anyone do any work on my house, or my property or my rental property other than those who I contracted with,” Husfelt told the media. “I have all the receipts. I have all the information. I’ll be glad to give that to the FBI,” said Husfelt.
Husfelt went on to say, “I’m just a little fish in all this.. I’m not even in the same aquarium.”
Senator George Gainer is also named as a local elected leader who had personal work done by GAC. NewsChannel 7 reached out to him for comment and he said, “No one from GAC cleaned our yard.”
NewsChannel 7 asked Husfelt to share the documentation that shows he did not have any private property cleared by a government-contracted company. He said he would prefer to give that information to the FBI.
He also said he does not feel he needs a personal attorney to handle this because he says he has done nothing wrong.
The entire affidavit goes into full details surrounding the investigation. To read the entire document, click here.
This is a case NewsChannel 7 has been following since last year.
Watch the full press conference with Superintendent Bill Husfelt below.
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