Federal agencies are participating with Michigan authorities in the investigation of former State House Speaker Lee Chatfield.
This suggests that a broader law enforcement probe is underway than had been previously known. Bridge Michigan reports that former Speaker Lee Chatfield is being investigated for possible crimes linked to campaign accounts and a political nonprofit.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel told a judge recently that there are agencies of the federal government assisting in the investigation, but those agencies were not named. State authorities began investigating Chatfield earlier this year after his sister-in-law accused him of sexually assaulting her beginning when she was a 15- or 16-year-old as part of a sexual relationship that continued during his time in office.