Friday, June 18, 2010

IRS and FBI Raid Senator Mellow's Office And Home

It was reported about an hour ago that the FBI and the IRS conducted an announced raid on Senator Mellow's house and office. The Times Leader notified the public about the raid in this story this afternoon.

HARRISBURG -- Lisa Scullin, a spokesman for Sen. Robert J. Mellow, D-Peckville, said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted Mellow this morning prior to their visits to his home and district office informing him of their intentions.

The FBI and Internal Revenue Service arrived at his Peckville office and Blakely home just after 9 a.m. with search warrants. They did not show up at Mellow's Mount Pocono or Harrisburg offices.

"We don't know what their inquiry is in relation to," Scullin said, noting that Mellow was already scheduled to be in the district for the day. "The senator is cooperating fully with all their requests and is willing to provide any information to help them with their inquiry." She said she was unaware if agents had taken anything.

"Sen. Mellow is confident that in his 40 years serving Northeast Pennsylvania, he's done nothing wrong," Scullin said.

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