FBI and state police investigators searched a local government office in northwestern Indiana's Lake County, leaving with several computers and boxes of documents.
At least nine officers took part in the search Tuesday lasting about four hours at the Lake County surveyor's office in Crown Point. County Attorney John Dull tells The Times of Munster that the investigators had a court order for the search.
Surveyor George Van Til says he was surprised by the search and didn't know what the investigation was about.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday about the search.
Van Til was first elected county surveyor in 1992. The office oversees flood control projects and has spent millions on the county's computerized Geographic Information System.
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