Wichita mayoral candidate Bill Warren says he'll seek a federal, criminal investigation of his opponent Carlos Mayans. He made the request Friday at a Kiwanis Club meeting.
Warren accuses Mayans of approaching water-walk partner Jack Deboer and promising to vote for the project if Deboer gives $5,000 to his campaign.
Carlos Mayans, who did not respond during the debate, says he is shocked and calls the accusation pure slander.
Jack Deboer says, "I have met Carlos Mayans one time while attending a meeting with five other people to discuss the water-walk and the broader subject of downtown development. There absolutely was no discussion of political contributions. I have not given any money to either mayoral candidate and have not met or spoken with Bill Warren."
Warren says he plans to take his complaint to the FBI. He wants a grand jury to look into Mayans' campaign.
You can watch a live debate between Bill Warren and Carlos Mayans on KAKE Channel 10 next Friday beginning at 7:00 p.m.