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Gordon Fox Breaks Silence After Raids by Feds

Authorities have not yet divulged the nature of their probe.

Gordon Fox. File photo.
Gordon Fox. File photo.
House Speaker Gordon Fox, the target of a federal investigation, broke his silence Saturday following raids on his Providence home and State House office.

Authorities have not yet divulged the nature of the investigation. 

WPRI-TV reported that Fox addressed reporters camped outside his home. He declined to talk about the investigation or answer calls for his resignation.

"When it’s appropriate, I’ll talk to all of you,” Fox said.

Investigators raided Fox's home and office Friday morning. That night, lawmakers gathered to figure out a possible successor should Fox leave office.

Fox, a Democrat, is the first openly gay House Speaker in the country.

Earlier this year, Fox was investigated by the state ethics commission for failing to reveal income he earned while doing legal work, according to the Associated Press.
CB11 March 24, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Don't mention Fox and "bum" deal in the same sentence please! As far as everything else you said - GIVE ME A BREAK! If anyone's the thug it's GORDON FOX! As far as looking out for the tax payer AND the Unions? That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one! I hope they find enough to put him in jail for years!
Otto March 24, 2014 at 03:11 PM
He was targeted because he is gay.
Leave RI March 24, 2014 at 03:32 PM
^^ you Otto...out of the gene pool. You're an oxygen thief.
Leave RI March 24, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Fox is the states version of the Poopflinger in chief. A first rate liar and a third rate bunco artist cheating and thieving for personal gain. They both need to go on apology tours. Fox for contributing for the trashing of the state and the poopflinger for trashing the country.
CB11 March 25, 2014 at 08:09 AM
He was targeted because he's CORRUPT. Being gay probably protected him FROM being investigated. The fact that he stepped down so quickly tells me they found something for him to be very worried about.

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