WVUE-FOX 8 has confirmed FBI agents visited St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed’s office Friday morning.
FBI spokesperson Mary Beth Romig confirmed agents went to the office but could not confirm the reasons for their visit.
FOX 8 news and Nola.com | The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday that the FBI had launched an investigation into Reed.
The FBI confirmed that agents visited Reed’s office in the Covington courthouse Friday. A source close to the courthouse said it was the FBI’s first visit to the office in connection to the Reed probe.
In recent months, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News have been examining Reed’s campaign spending, revealing $95,945 in payments to Steven Reed from his dad’s campaign since 2005. Included in those payments was $14,300 for a 60-second video that one expert deemed grossly overpriced.