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      Raid on funeral home

      STORY UPDATE Wednesday July 13, 2011

      Fox 31 News received the following statement from the Albany Police Department in reference to the Litman Funeral Home raid.

      "Late Monday night, Detectives with the Albany Police Department TMs General Theft Unit and Deputies with the Dougherty County Sheriff TMs Office executed search warrants at the home of J.L. Litman and at his business, J.L. Litman Funeral Home. The warrants were secured to collect records and any documentation pertaining to alleged improper financial transactions that were conducted at his business.

      This continues to be an ongoing investigation that is being coordinated and conducted by the District Attorney TMs Office and the Albany Police Department. The State Secretary TMs Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations have been contacted to assist."


      ORIGINAL STORY Tuesday July 12, 2011

      The Albany Police Department utilized search warrants to enter Litman J. L. Memorial Funeral Service at 1202 Clarke Avenue Monday evening. Officials confirm they also raided Litman TMs home as well.

      Officials say the warrants were for records and documentation regarding transactions made at the funeral home and the Albany Police Department.

      APD says the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Secretary of State TMs office may be called into to assist in the investigation.

      At this time no charges have been filed against Mr. Litman.

      Limited details are available because the case is still under investigation by APD and the Dougherty County District Attorney TMs Office.

      Fox 31 will have more on this story as details become available.