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Documents outline probe into Michigan school district

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DETROIT (AP) -

Documents say a federal corruption investigation into Michigan's turnaround district for low-performing public schools focused on current and former top officials as well as vendor payments.

The Detroit Free Press reports subpoenas and other records released Tuesday by the Education Achievement Authority show the investigation began more than 16 months ago. They say the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office sought email and banking records.

The Detroit News, citing documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, reports agents were interested in contracts with vendors who supplied education materials, student-to-student conflict resolution coaching and sporting goods.

Federal officials haven't commented. Those named in the documents haven't been charged.

EAA spokesman Robert Guttersohn says the district that operates 15 schools in Detroit is cooperating. He says staff found and reported issues to authorities.

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