ORANGE, NJ - Wednesday morning FBI agents raided Orange City Hall causing the building to be shut down as the ongoing investigation into alleged fraud and money laundering was conducted.
Last July TAPinto East Orange/Orange reported that federal officers went into the Orange Library with subpoenas, and emerged with documents and at least one computer.
In a similar manner, yesterday agents commandeered City Hall. A sign on the front door said the building would be closed temporarily "due to unforeseen circumstances." Federal agents were guarding the doorway and would not let reporters enter the building.
However, the City Spokesman, Keith Royster in a statement to NJ Advance Media remarked, ”This morning, a search warrant (was) executed by the FBI in the City of Orange Township; City Hall is closed Wednesday, but will be open tomorrow morning, January 12 at 8:30 a.m. The City is cooperating with authorities."
Royster said Mayor Dwayne Warren closed city hall "in order to give the authorities unfettered access to the building.