Romulus mayor responds to search of home as part of public corruption investigation

Police say Alan Lambert was questioned, released

Published On: Mar 27 2013 11:35:48 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2013 11:48:16 AM EDT
ROMULUS, Mich. -

The mayor of Romulus has issued a statement in relation to a search of his home by the Michigan State Police earlier this week. Investigators spent nearly 12 hours searching the home of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert Monday as part of an ongoing public corruption investigation.

Lambert remained tight-lipped about the investigation until releasing a statement Wednesday morning.

The statement reads:

The Michigan State Police executed a search warrant at my house on Monday, March 25.  I cooperated fully with the investigators and let the officers do their job. I have no further information to share on this matter at this time. My family and I look forward to a quick resolution of whatever issues are involved, and in the meantime with your help, we will continue to focus on moving our City forward.  

The case involves city officials and stretches back several years, Lt. Michael Shaw of the Michigan State Police said. Specifics about what police were looking for have not been released.

---Michigan State Police removed several items from Lambert's Romulus home

The city of Romulus drew attention in 2011 after a former police chief and five detectives were charged in an alleged scheme that used drug forfeiture money to pay for prostitutes, alcohol and marijuana, and to buy a tanning salon later operated by the then-chief's wife.

Lambert was never linked to that case. Shaw said the latest investigation has nothing to do with the 2011 scandal.