BREAKING REPORT: Philadelphia Electrician's Union Headquarters that ENDORSED BIDEN raided by the FBI…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 20, 2020
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The FBI raided the Spring Garden Street headquarters of IBEW Local 98 on Friday morning. The FBI confirmed to Eyewitness News that agents were “carrying out court-authorized law enforcement activity” at the building housing the Philadelphia electricians’ union.
Federal agents carried boxes, presumably with evidence inside, from the Local 98 headquarters in Spring Garden on Friday morning to unmarked vehicles.
The FBI was tight-lipped over its investigation but did confirm agents were “carrying out court-authorized law enforcement activity” at the buildings. It’s the second time FBI agents have searched the Local 98 Union headquarters. The first raid happened in 2016.
Last year, union leader John Dougherty, Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon and six others were indicted following a 30-month federal probe.