Skip to comments.R.I. state police take over House Speaker Fox’s office
Posted on 03/21/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT by raccoonradio
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Federal and state law enforcement authorities took over House Speaker Gordon D. Foxs State House office Friday morning, carrying storage boxes and a bag marked evidence.
Rhode Island state troopers took up positions outside the office just before 11 a.m. They were followed just before noon by other investigators, including some wearing IRS jackets.
The troopers would not answer questions about why they were there nor would they allow reporters into the office. They referred questions to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Jim Martin, spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys Office, said the office, the FBI, the state police and the IRS are engaged in a law enforcement action which included the execution of a federal search warrant Friday morning at a location he would not disclose. Larry Berman, Foxs spokesman, said he had no idea why the troopers were at Foxs office.
Meanwhile, the door to Foxs law office, at 32 Custom House Street, was locked. A piece of plywood had been nailed over a section of the door near the lock.
WIKIPEDIA: Gordon D. Fox (born 1961) is an American politician from Providence, Rhode Island and the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. A Democrat, he was first elected to the legislature in 1992 and was elected speaker on February 11, 2010.
>> 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.
Fox came out publicly in 2004 and is in a long-term relationship with Marcus LaFond. He is one of four openly gay members of the Rhode Island General Assembly... He is the first openly gay house speaker in the United States
Gregg tweet 38 m ago:
>>FBI just arrived. Spkear Fox’s State House office
1 hr ago
>>State police camped ousride speakr fox State house. Blocking access referring q to usatty. Spox; “no idea”
So, this is a homosexual Leftist who has strayed off the plantation.
Think it’s the Chicago Way?
Uh oh.. Maybe he’s got the goods on Bathhouse Barry. He bess not get on any airplanes.
Gay I don’t care about.
If he’s conservative, now that I like.
Suspicious, not, that the “policia” choose to raid his office?
Try the Obamadork’s office...home of felony, sleeze, and corruption. Heck, you might even find Hillary’s time cards from her felonies years ago in there.
>>If you dont know Gordon Fox, he is the first openly gay speaker of any state assembly, the man to whom Lincoln Chafee handed the Marriage Equality bill immediately after he signed it.
Nothing to see here...just another dummycrat try to earn another merit badge.
When the Feds (IRS) go after a Democrat, it’s one of two things.
It’s payback or he is so unbelievably corrupt that even they want to get rid of him. Hard to believe anyone is that corrupt based on the Dem’s history of defending drug users and women abusers to the bitter end.
Another criminal Democrat office holder.
>> He has also been criticized for his involvement in pushing through the 38 Studios deal.
Curt Schilling’s company. Wiki: “... the company moved to Rhode Island as part of securing a $75 million loan guarantee from that state’s quasi-public Economic Development Corporation, 38 Studios shut down a few months later. The failure of the controversial Rhode Island loan spurred investigations by the news media and the government.”
“Very interesting ...”
I guess we’ll find out a bit later what this is about.
It seems like, ‘poofter’, day here on FR...
I’m guessing that the IRS mistakenly thinks he’s a Tea Party member.
His political affiliation is not mentioned in the article posted. I’m shocked!
Democrat!? I’m shocked!
Yup “I had to look it up”.. :)
Not sure he was first....we have had one here in Oregon...Kate....who is now our (incompetent) SOS
Seems like that EVERYDAY here in the good ole USA
Homos I care about for the same reason my parents cared about kennedy’s philandering - it leaves him wide open to various security risks not the least of which is extortion.
>>Radio reporter humming: "What does the fox say?" For real.
Also given the radio, note bumper sticker on Fox's car
oops I mean given the RAID
Why does this look like a picture of the winning shuffleboard team on the Titanic?
LOL. Knew he was Rat since party wasn’t mentioned in the story .
True story according to my 83 yr old Mom.
Her Dad was one of the view registered Republicans in the State of RI that got angry enough to run against the incumbent Dems....When the next draft came about...he just happened to be the oldest draftee from Central Falls, RI by at least 15 yrs.
My Mom’s memory isn’t what it used to be and maybe there were other “older” draftees...but the message to her and her family was clear....don’t mess with the Democrats or you may end up on a foreign battlefield. My grandfather had previously served in the Armed Services so it wasn’t a big deal to him at the time....My Mom and her side of the family remain firmly convinced it was “payback” for challenging the status quo.
Now, has some backward Republican state or local office done the same thing ? Probably, because people are people regardless of the (D), (R) or (I) they happened to be affliated with...
RI Gen Assembly makeup:
I’m wondering ...what does the Fox say?
My late father, who had not previously been audited by the IRS, wrote a polite and respectful letter of dissent to Slick Willie. He was audited the next 2 years running.
Liberals can’t persuade with their ideas, so they use intimidation. Whereas the GOPe always lead with the chin.
That’s because you don’t know RI, there’s no such of a thing as a Republican speaker of the house. Never was, never will be. That’s why I left. Couldn’t stand not having my vote count any longer.
That has got to be the absolute worse song I have ever heard.
Another RI RAT goes down the tubes!!
Hooray!!! With more of this they might get to the bottom of the RI corruption in year 2500!
Then it’s perfect for a Dem.
I have a feeling it is a crime way beyond mere corruption. If had just been corruption, Fox would fight it legally or the Feds wouldn't even bother with him. Instead he just announces he is quitting. It must be something really bad.