PITTSBURGH – Federal agents seized personal account records at the Greater Pittsburgh Police FCU yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into financial improprieties at the city’s police department.

The credit union action came after the FBI carted away boxes of financial records at the police department earlier in the week. The records are reported to be deposit and withdrawal information for an account held by the chief of police and were seized based on subpoena issued by a federal grand jury. The investigation is said to revolve around private businesses the chief has set up with his subordinates, one of whom he promoted to commander.

On Tuesday, FBI agents took boxes of documents from two offices at the bureau's North Side headquarters -- the special events office, which coordinates officers' moonlighting, and the personnel and finance office, which handles payroll.

Officials at the credit union declined to comment today. The FBI refused to comment.

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