Michigan lawmaker 'disappointed' that FBI searched his home

Posted at 10:44 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 09:03:22-04

A Michigan lawmaker says he's "disappointed" the FBI searched his Detroit-area home and Lansing office, and he's "very concerned" for his family.

Sen. Bert Johnson, a Democrat from Highland Park, tells reporters at the state Capitol he doesn't know the scope of the investigation. He said Tuesday he's turning the matter over to lawyers.

Boxes and a computer screen were among items removed from Johnson's home Monday. The FBI and state police declined to say what they're investigating.

Johnson says he's an "open book" and he's "worked very hard to build a reputation I think people trust." He's been a state lawmaker since winning election in 2006.

The secretary of state's office says Johnson's campaign owes $4,000 for not filing campaign finance reports and filing another one late.