Federal investigators looking into powerful Philadelphia labor leader John Dougherty have sought documents from Mayor Jim Kenney’s campaign.
The FBI has executed searches at the home and office of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager Dougherty and many of his associates, including City Councilman Bobby Henon.
The focus of the probe isn’t clear, but federal authorities recently sought documents from Kenney’s campaign fund, political adviser Jessie Bradley has confirmed.
Bradley said she couldn’t say what records were sought, but that the campaign is assembling the documents and will comply with the request.
Dougherty’s union contributed $550,000 to the Building a Better PA Fund, a super PAC that supported Kenney’s mayoral campaign last year.
Kenney’s spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said the request was made of the campaign and not Kenney personally, adding that the mayor has not been interviewed by authorities, has not retained an attorney, and has no reason to think he is suspected of wrongdoing.
Spokeswomen for the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office declined comment, saying they can’t confirm or deny investigations.