Michigan State Police raid Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office over suspicious spending of civil asset forfeiture funds

Michigan State Police are raiding Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith’s office in Mt. Clemens after he was accused of misspending asset forfeiture funds.

Attorney General Dana Nessel launched an investigation into Smith’s use of forfeiture funds earlier this year after several county officials questioned whether some of the spending violated state forfeiture laws.

State law requires prosecutors to use forfeiture funds for law enforcement purposes.