More than 10 years after they were built, the former offices of Robert Mueller and his son James are being torn down.
The demolition is set to begin this week, according to a demolition notice posted online.
The former headquarters of Robert M. Mueller and James Mueller are being demolished in Philadelphia, PA on June 13, 2020.
The demolition notice, which has since been deleted, said the demolition will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 11:59 p..m., but could be extended if needed.
The notice said the work will include removing, removing, and/or demolishing the office buildings and associated equipment, and will be conducted under the direction of Robert J. Mueller, Jr., of Pennsylvania, a member of the Federal Buildings Inspection Service.
According to the demolition notice , the demolition is being performed under the authority of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Department Building Inspector, and the Pennsylvania State Construction and Building Inspections Office.
The offices of Mueller and son James have been in Philadelphia since 1998.
In December 2020, the Justice Department announced that Mueller and brother James had been indicted in a grand jury in Philadelphia on charges that they had defrauded the city of $1.6 million in construction projects.
Mueller and James, who was then a state senator, were accused of misappropriating $200 million in city funds for construction projects, according, in part, to a federal probe of the alleged fraud.
The indictment was sealed after a plea deal in December 2021.
The Justice Department has declined to comment on the future of the former buildings, but has previously said that they will remain on the National Register of Historic Places for future protection.
In a statement on Monday, the office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said the “truly historic buildings” of Robert A. Mueller’s and James J. Mueller’s offices will remain in Philadelphia as they were in 1998.
In the past, the Trump administration has criticized the historic nature of buildings that were built under Robert Mueller’s administration.
In May 2017, Trump administration officials said they would review historic properties in the nation’s capital.
In March 2018, Trump issued an executive order that would require federal agencies to develop and preserve historic properties, including Mueller’s former offices.