DOLTON – The FBI served subpoenas at the Dolton Village Hall on Friday amid allegations of corruption leveled against Mayor Tiffany Henyard and other city officials, sources told FOX 32.

“Months and months and months, we have been begging for someone to come out here and actually investigate as to what’s actually going on out here,” said Dolton trustee Tammie Brown, who added she was ecstatic to hear the feds are looking around.

“I can confirm that the FBI was conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in that area today. Department of Justice policy prevents the FBI from commenting on the nature of any investigation that may be occurring. There is no further information available for release at this time,” the FBI said in a statement.

Four agents from the FBI paid a visit to Dolton around 2:30 p.m. They served two federal subpoenas. The first one was for employment records, personnel files, and disciplinary reports for 25 Dolton employees, including three police officers and Keith Freeman. Freeman, who is the village administrator, was charged with bankruptcy fraud on Monday.

The second subpoena was served specifically for Freeman, asking for records of all companies associated with him and possible ties to the village.

“The House of Cards are collapsing,” said Burt Odelson, who serves as the Legislative Counsel for the Village of Dolton Board of Trustees. “I think the government is taking action.”

One trustee said Mayor Tiffany Henyard has left them in the dark for months.

“Since September, we haven’t received financials and the last time we did receive financials, we were informed that we were $7 million dollars in debt,” said Brittney Norwood, a Dolton trustee.

Odelson said the federal agents may have a tough time getting the documents they are requesting.

“The clerk is the custodian of the records. That’s the good news. The bad news is she doesn’t have any records because they have taken the records away from her,” said Odelson.

“I was being told that those documents probably have been shredded weeks ago,” said Brown.

The news of the feds’ Friday visit even drew a crowd near Village Hall, as many in the community support an investigation into Mayor Henyard’s practices. Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees hired former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to investigate the Henyard.

“The people of Dolton want to be rescued, they know they’re bleeding and they know there’s no money left and they live there. So, what’s next? Police services? Fire services? Water? What’s next?” said Odelson.

On Friday night, Mayor Henyard released a statement via Facebook.

“To all you clowns thats apart of the circus. Misery needs company, I pray for you all (pray emoji) Stop chasing Fake News.”

FOX 32 has been reporting for nearly two years on allegations of corruption surrounding Henyard in her capacity as Dolton mayor and Thornton Township supervisor. In February, we learned from multiple sources that federal agents were interviewing witnesses as part of a possible investigation that may — or may not — result in charges.

Lawrence Gardner owns a U-Haul rental and trucking business in south suburban Dolton and says he went to the FBI several months ago, frustrated that the Village of Dolton would not renew his business license.

Gardner said the FBI agents took his allegations seriously: “Yes. Very serious. Very.”

Gardner said he’s been harassed and his business raided and shut down by Dolton police. Gardner believes it’s retaliation after he refused to make a donation to a civic event sponsored by Mayor Henyard.

“I talked to a couple of agents and I explained to them what’s going on,” Gardner said. “I gave them all my paperwork to show them what was happening in court and what was happening in Dolton. And they told me they were investigating and would be in touch with me.”