HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Agents representing Pennsylvania's Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office raided the Harrisburg home of its former mayor, Stephen Reed.
The Harrisburg-based Roxbury News video website showed footage of agents carrying boxes and other items, including antiques, from Reed's Cumberland Street home into an unmarked white truck the afternoon of June 2.
The antiques included saddles and other apparent western artifacts, possibly linked to Reed's failed attempt to open a Wild West museum in the state capital.
"Saddle up, boys. Giddyup," said one unknown person in the video. According to the Patriot-News, one agent with a T-shirt that identified the attorney general's office turned the shirt inside-out when media arrived,
A grand jury that Kane convened in Pittsburgh has been investigating the financial dealings, including bond financing related to an incinerator retrofit project, that saddled 49,000-population Harrisburg with more than $600 million in debt and on the brink of bankruptcy. Reed, mayor from 1982 to 2010, testified before that grand jury as did other city officials.
Speaking about the Harrisburg probe before a Senate committee in March, Kane said: "No stone will be left unturned."
"We cannot comment on the matter nor can we confirm, deny or discuss any possible investigation," said Kane's assistant press secretary, Sadie Martin.
Harrisburg narrowly avoided a Chapter 9 filing by crafting a financial plan late in 2013 that included a sale of its incinerator and a long-term lease of parking assets.