IRS raids home of former Wayne County Commissioner Moe Blackwell

Published On: Feb 21 2013 11:12:09 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 21 2013 12:38:05 PM EST

IRS agents raided the home of former Wayne County Commissioner Moe Blackwell on Wednesday.

Local 4 has learned that agents removed 15 to 20 boxes -- some containing tax records and other financial documents -- from his home in Detroit. He shares the home with his wife and children. His wife, Kim Logan Blackwell, is the daughter of interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan.

When Blackwell was elected to the commission in 2005, he was the youngest commissioner serving Hamtramck, Highland Park and parts of Detroit. he lost in a primary in 2005.

Both Blackwell’s father and grandfather were also Wayne County commissioners.

His aunt is a Wayne County probate judge.

A county government insider told Local 4 that Blackwell is involved in several businesses, some that failed and others that have thrived. He’s considered a hardworking businessman.

Blackwell’s attorney, Gen Gonek, has not released a statement and Detroit Police Chief Logan said he won’t be commenting on the situation involving his son-in-law.

Gonek is also representing Blackwell’s father, Art, who is awaiting trial on embezzlement charges.

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