Gordon Fox, RI House Speaker, Target of Federal Probe

Authorities reportedly executed a search warrant.

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox. Credit: rilin.state.ri.us
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox. Credit: rilin.state.ri.us
Federal investigators on Friday launched a search of House Speaker Gordon Fox's office and home, according to multiple reports.

The investigation involved the U.S. Attorney's office, FBI, IRS, and State Police, according to NECN.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said authorities were executing a search warrant, according to the Providence Journal.

Fox is a Democrat from Providence and the first openly gay House Speaker in the country.

Bill Hall March 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM
This is why we need term limits on all public offices, if they’re in too long they think they are above the law or to powerful to touch. We the tax payers have to push for term limits on all public officers. It's not that they are not trustable its they are human and you know humans are easily corrupted and I don't care if your Politian, judge, cop or holding any public office. If you believe that one human is more trustable than another give him time he will be corrupted too. TERM LIMITS the only way to keep them honest.
RITaxpayer March 22, 2014 at 05:50 AM
@Bill Hall - How right you are about term limits. Even Cianci didn't start out as a crook. He just evolved. Term limits would virtually halt this type behavior. There wouldn't be time.
mAggressor March 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Thank you for identifying Speaker Fox as a Democrat. I had started to believe that the media had a new style guide that prohibited identifying the party of corrupt Democrats.
ralph March 27, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Time for a changing of the guard. Vote GOP. Lets get some fresh blood in there and get RI back on track. RI is ranked like almost dead last in every State ranked category there is, except on corruption and love for illegals. Democrats biggest thing is cracking down on gun ownership and not finding jobs for RI. Backwards thinking. Screw the Dems. Go GOP this election.
Becca March 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM
New blood there lol just another one of their own is in! Same BS if not more to come!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »