SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — Federal agents raided the law offices of Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, Thursday morning, reports the San Antonio Express-News.
San Antonio news outlets have been reporting that agents were seen entering and exiting Uresti’s office in downtown San Antonio around 8 a.m. A spokesperson with the Federal Bureau of Investigation says FBI and IRS agents are “lawfully conducting a law enforcement operation.”
The San Antonio Express-News says Uresti is under investigation for his connection to FourWinds, a fraudulent fracking business. According to reports, Uresti provided legal services for FourWinds and served as its outside general counsel in 2014.
Earlier this week, the Texas Tribune reported that Uresti failed to disclose a $9,975 in-kind donation from Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Uresti told the Texas Tribue that his campaign erred by lumping the in-kind donation in with another TTLA donation used to buy advertising.
Uresti said in a statement to the Associated Press that his staff is cooperating with federal agents reviewing documents as part of the FourWinds investigation.
“Texas Democrats continue to find themselves mired in corruption and scandal. The cascade of these issues prove that Texas Democrats only care about power, as opposed to the constituents they’re supposed to be representing,” said Republican State Chairman Tom Mechler in a statement provided to KXAN.
Editor’s Note: An AP image was originally posted with the caption indicating it was Sen. Uresti when it wasn’t.