The subpoena must be responded to no later than the 14th of November
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the city of Boston for records of interactions between local officials and marijuana company representatives.
The demand makes the city the most prominent subject yet of a wide-ranging investigation into municipal corruption by the office of US Attorney Andrew Lelling — and promises to ratchet up scrutiny of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s much-criticized system for picking cannabis operators.
The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by the Globe, was issued Monday and carries a Nov. 14 deadline for Boston to respond. It is essentially identical to the subpoenas issued to several dozen other municipalities by Assistant US Attorney Mark Grady, a prosecutor in Lelling’s anti-corruption unit. One main focus: the so-called “host community agreements” every marijuana firm must sign with the city or town where it hopes to open before it can obtain a state license.
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