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State Police & FBI Raid House Speaker's Office

State Police & FBI Raid House Speaker's Office

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Authorities carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes have entered the Statehouse office of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox.

 The U.S. attorney's office confirms the FBI, IRS, state police and the U.S. attorney's office are engaged in a law enforcement action at the Statehouse. He would not give specifics.

 Three state police officers stood outside the closed door to Fox's office on Friday morning.

Fox's spokesman, Larry Berman, says state police had asked everyone to leave the office.

U.S. attorney's office spokesman Jim Martin wouldn't comment when asked whether the Democratic House speaker was being investigated. He said two federal search warrants had been executed, but he wouldn't say whether they were connected to Fox.

Two men who answered the door at Fox's house said he wasn't available to speak to a reporter.  GoLocalProv.com reports that law enforcement is also searching the home.

GoLocalProv.com reports:

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Rhode Island has confirmed the IRS s involved in an angoing investigation of Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox.

 

Speaker Fox's State House office was closed this morning, with State Police posted outside the door.

"I'm not going to offer any comment at all, but to confirm the obvious, that there is a federal and state law enforcement presence at the State House in an ongoing law enforcement matter," said Jim Martin with theOffice.

When asked about the parties involved, Martin said, "It's the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI, the Rhode Island State Police, and the Internal Revenue Service. 

Stay with NewsRadio 920 and our partners at GoLocalProv.com for thsi developing story.

 

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