Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rhode Island (House) Speaker's work, home raided in probe
Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-21-14 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, DAVID KLEPPER and MICHELLE R. SMITH

Posted on 03/21/2014 3:04:45 PM PDT by kingattax

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials raided the office and home of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office, FBI, IRS and state police.

Officials would not say who or what was being investigated, but authorities worked for hours inside the Democratic House speaker's Statehouse office while state police troopers stood outside.

Authorities entered the office carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes Friday morning. Fox's spokesman, Larry Berman, said state police had asked everyone working in the office to leave, but he didn't know why.

At around 4 p.m., a dozen authorities exited Fox's office carrying boxes and other items.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: banglist; capeverde; demagogicparty; demwit; dhimmicrat; gordonfox; ireland; larryberman; rhodeisland; taxcuts; voterid

1 posted on 03/21/2014 3:04:45 PM PDT by kingattax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Friday news dump!


2 posted on 03/21/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Probably trying to get documents incriminating DNC executives and major donors for the shredder.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 3:10:45 PM PDT by Seruzawa (I kick @ss for the Lord!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Maybe they were looking for fudge, which Fox is known for packing.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 3:11:51 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

While there have been no indications that Fox was under investigation, he was previously criticized for his involvement in assisting former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studio deal which could end up costing Rhode Island taxpayers $89.2 million.

The office of the U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha previously reviewed the 38 Studios deal and its aftermath looking to see if any federal laws were broken, and found no wrong-doing.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/21/police-fbi-raid-office-and-home-of-rhode-island-speaker-of-the-house-gordon-fox/


5 posted on 03/21/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

RI Has a former Governor currently in jail and the former Mayor of Providence got out recently and has an afternoon drive time talk show.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 3:47:45 PM PDT by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

“Rhode Island (House) Speaker’s work, home raided in probe”

s/b

“House Speaker Democrat Gordon Fox’ work, home raided in probe”

Another one bites the dust. Apparently Holder looked at the color bar on this one.

Thanks kingattax.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 3:50:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

btw:

...Liberals have described Fox as a political conservative, criticizing him for supporting a voter ID law, championing a bill to cut income taxes for high earners, and taking campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association... One of six siblings, Fox is the son of an Irish-American father, a jewelry polisher, and a Cape Verdean mother, who worked as a maid and later at a golf ball factory.[5] The family lived for a time in a Providence apartment with a view of the Statehouse. Fox considers himself mixed race.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_D._Fox


8 posted on 03/21/2014 3:53:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

> Liberals have described Fox as a political conservative,
> criticizing him for supporting a voter ID law

He wandered off the plantation.

Now he must be destroyed.

Somehow they just knew he had kiddie porn in his computer.

= wink = wink =


9 posted on 03/21/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Turf war!


10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT by No One Special
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican

Well, I hope he is happy with the current ongoing probe.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 4:31:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

I wonder how many state reps and senators will be arrested when the push for an article V convention to propose amendments to neuter DC starts gaining speed....


12 posted on 03/21/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

Just be glad that A) he’s a member of the so-called Democratic Party and B) that eventually some Partisan Media Shill will claim that he is not, further evidence that the PMS undermines the so-called profession of journalism.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

LOL, democrat no doubt, reason, not mentioned in the article.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:28:22 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Check the freezer! Bet there’s lots of cold, hard cash in there! *SMIRK*


15 posted on 03/21/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Another crooked Rat caught. Surprise. Not!


16 posted on 03/21/2014 6:51:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

I’m sure he’s very happy; gay, even.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

a rogue on the island?


18 posted on 03/21/2014 10:29:20 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

It’s Connecticut. Sure ain’t no Republican being investigated because there aren’t any.

Boo hoo!


19 posted on 03/22/2014 12:57:52 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

No it’s the adjoining state of Rhode Island. Same politics though


20 posted on 03/22/2014 3:33:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: kingattax
Pardon my being jaded and skeptical, but is he being targeted for not being supportive enough of obama, for not doing the master's bidding properly?

Or, is this an actual moment of law enforcement and an actual criminal investigation, instead of an inner partisan crackdown?

21 posted on 03/22/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook
He wandered off the plantation.

Now he must be destroyed.

My first thoughts as well as soon as I saw the "D" after his name.

22 posted on 03/22/2014 6:12:53 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson