A grand jury subpoena was issued to the city of Springfield and the FBI began an investigating into city contracts with the contracting company Zielinski Brothers of Agawam, according to Springfield Communications Director James Leydon.
Zielinski brothers received $4.6 million in city contracts since 2009, according to our media partners at MassLive and The Republican.
That is millions more than the $117,000 worth of deals that was initially reported. MassLive and The Republican received a breakdown of the city's payments to the company, and found $3 million worth were titled "price agreements."
Another million-dollar contract in 2012 was labeled "Blanket K - Sitework," and there was a $600,000 pact for Camp Wilder last year.
City officials say they do not know the exact focus of the FBI investigation, and Zielinski Brothers' attorney has not commented on the matter.
The company has reportedly been paid $117,000 for work in the past three years, mainly for playgrounds.
Leydon says the mayor and city solicitor are fully cooperating in the investigation and have handed over all relative documents.
They are still not sure of the exact reason behind the subpoena.
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