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IRS agents, police raid south St. Louis community center

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- St. Louis police officers and IRS agents were looking over evidence seized during a raid of the Al Chappelle Community Center in south St. Louis on Thursday.

According to officials, the IRS notified the St. Louis Housing Authority main office Thursday morning to notify them of the raid.

The center is run by the St. Louis Housing Authority.  For the past 12 years, the housing authority has contracted with private companies to manage public housing complexes, including the East Lake Management Company.

Authorities said the raid all centers on a person employed by the East Lake Management Company, which manages about 1,500 apartment units in St. Louis, including the Al Chappelle Community Center. The community center is a part of the Clinton-Peabody complex.

According to reports, officers were the scene for many hours and left with several boxes believed to be evidence.

News 4 attempted to contact Chicago-based East Lake, but there was no response as of Thursday evening.

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