Donald Trump’s former Chicago tax attorney, Alderman Ed Burke, had his City Hall office raided by the FBI on Thursday — and it wasn’t the first time he had an office searched by the bureau.
NBC5 political editor Carol Marin tweeted Thursday evening that Burke’s City Hall office was “re-raided” by the bureau — the second time his office had been raided in a month after the FBI searched it on November 29.
Confirmed! FBI re-raided Alderman Ed Burke’s office in City Hall this afternoon!
— Carol Marin (@CarolMarin) December 14, 2018
On December 10, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the FBI had also seized Burke’s cell phone. The same day, the newspaper also reported that the long-serving alderman’s top political aide was questioned by the feds before the late November raid.
Burke, who’s been an alderman for almost 50 years, did Trump’s property taxes from 2006 until 2018.
FBI raid underway at papered-over offices of powerful Ald Ed Burke’s City Council Finance Committee where Burke specifically oversees $100 million+ of city workers comp benefits & Chicago politics in general. @wlsam890 pic.twitter.com/hgsUKu5d01
— Bill Cameron (@billjcameron) November 29, 2018