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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fox on the run

Speaker Gordon Fox

FBI moves in on most powerful man in Rhode Island.

Show of force meant to intimated?

Who is the real target?

Can you hear me now? The Feds executed a daylight raid on  the  State House office and home of Rhode  Island House Speaker Gordon Fox that would have made Walter Stone proud.  The Raid.The FBI sent a loud message that they are looking for answers and will not take " no comment" for an answer. On Friday, the most powerful man in the state was about as visible as Michelle Kwan's Missing Prius.  The state police, IRS, and FBI did not just show up on the 3rd floor of Smith Hill, they took it over, and made it clear they were not to be confused with the state's ethics commission. Meanwhile on the Eastside of Providence at the home of a Gordon and Marcus, no less then 14 agents burst inside while 91 year old " momma Fox" could only look on in disbelief. The state has not seen this type of " Fox-hunt " since the days of " Carolynn Fox" on 94-HJY.  Sources say the main focus of the probe stems from loans and the Providence Economic Partnership Development.  The mayor at the time was David Cicilline and the attorney was Josh Teverow. It raised a few eyebrows when there was talk of payments in cash, unreported income, and fake addresses. Is Cicilline the target? Unknown and he is silent. Is Teverow involved? Unknown and he is not talking. Does this involve 38 studios? One person who now has cover is Fox spouse " Marcus" since they were married after Rhode Island passed same sex marriage. This could be the first case in Rhode Island legal  history where a same sex spouse does not have to testify against their partner. For the latest on Gordon Fox, listen to John DePetro on WPRO and follow DePetro.com.

Photo by John DePetro

Photo by John DePetro at Gordon Fox house

David Cicilline and Gordon Fox