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Monroe County Sheriff's office being investigated by federal authorities

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By Chris Lang | Mar 8, 2020

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A Michigan sheriff’s office is under federal investigation for an alleged connection to the possible misuse of grant funding.

The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Inspector General have been investigating the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office over the grant money for months, The Monroe News reported recently.

According to local media reports, the sheriff’s office allegedly used federal grants for overtime payments on drug cases and related investigations.

“In July of last year, I was informed by an employee that on two separate occasions within the previous year two employees may have submitted or attempted to submit for ... grant overtime and didn’t work as scheduled,” Sheriff Dale Malone told The Monroe News. “The matter was turned over to an outside agency for review. Our officers are cooperating in the investigation.”

Though federal law enforcement agents conducted interviews, no charges are indictments have been made to allege wrongdoing.

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