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Warrants: FBI seizes $700,000 from Kilpatrick pal

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DETROIT (AP) - The FBI has seized about $700,000 from bank accounts linked to Bobby Ferguson, a close friend and co-defendant of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

The Detroit News says the FBI obtained a search warrant and made the seizures March 10, one day before a federal jury in Detroit convicted Ferguson and Kilpatrick for their roles in a City Hall kickback scheme. Their sentencing is Oct. 10.

The newspaper says search warrants in the case were unsealed Friday in Detroit U.S. District Court.

Ferguson lawyer Michael Rataj (RA'-tie) says he's angry at the seizure and says the money belongs to Ferguson's 88-year-old mother.

In all, the FBI says it's seized 12 pieces of construction equipment from Ferguson and about $4 million in a series of raids tied to the corruption case.

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