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NEW DETAILS: Federal Subpoena for City employees

Pensacola - New details about the information federal investigators are requesting from Pensacola City employees.
    On Tuesday, the city's Chief Financial Officer alerted the city council about a federal grand jury subpoena.

    Thursday , Channel 3 news obtained a copy of the subpoena sent to the City of Pensacola's Custodian of Records.
   
    Mayor Ashton Hayward says so far only five city employees have received subpoenas. Hayward himself has not.
     "I have over 800 employees in the city, so most importantly it concerns you definitely," said Mayor Ashton Hayward.
   
    The grand jury subpoena asks for documents pertaining to the Main Street Rehabilitation Project. Requests for investment bids from 2010 to 2013.  Records pertaining to the request of property insurance from February 2012. And expense records for Ashton Hayward and his former Chief of Staff John Asmar.
     "So you don't feel the city has done any wrong doing?"  "Of course not. I do not."   
   
    The subpoena also requests records pertaining to agreements between the city and Jerry Pate design on the following projects:
    The main street improvements projects from Baylen to Clubbs. Bayfront Parkway Landscape Improvements and landscape architecture for part of main street.
     "That saddens me for one that they would think that Mr. Pate would do anything wrong, so everything we've done we feel we've done it correctly."
   
    Request for travel expenses were also made.
     "Any traveling that they are requesting...they'll find all of that travel and they'll see it's been done with the city."
   
    The nature of the investigation is still unknown. But, in 2012, the State Attorney's Office and city auditors  investigated the city.
    The investigation dealt with the mayor and his relationship with  a bank, the Jerry Pate Company, and a local insurance agency.
     "This is what we believe right now that some of the same issues that were brought up and reviewed by the State Attorneys Office our city auditors and they concluded there was no substance and we're confidant that the authorities looking into the inquires now will come back with the same thing."
   
     "Do you think your office is being attacked in any way?" "Well I think you know Amber, some of this is Pensacola politics I think this goes on in a lot of cities and I think we try to go above and beyond the great things for the community."
     Those five city employees have to show up to the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee on September 3rd.