FBI investigates Conn. House GOP campaign mailings - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

FBI investigates Conn. House GOP campaign mailings

Posted: Updated:
SUSAN HAIGH | AP

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The FBI is investigating the Connecticut House Republican caucus and its use of campaign vendor mailings, a probe that prompted the caucus' chief of staff to resign.

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. said Thursday the FBI came to the Legislative Office Building Wednesday to interview various Republican representatives.

Cafero said subpoenas were served on the House Republican Office, the House Republican Campaign Committee and the Office of Legislative Management. He said the caucus is "fully cooperating" with the inquiry.

Cafero said George Gallo, the caucus' chief of staff, resigned Thursday, saying he believes he's a person of interest in the investigation. Gallo, a former state GOP chairman, has worked for the caucus since 2007.

An FBI spokesman confirmed the agency "has a presence" at the state Capitol this week.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:50:19 GMT
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
  • Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:24:06 GMT
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
  • Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:33:11 GMT
    New Haven police say they have charged a Westbrook with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.
    Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. New Haven police said Wednesday that 50-year-old Jeffrey Jones, of Westbrook, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, threatening, reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Texas Medical Center job search event focused on military veterans

    Texas Medical Center job search event focused on military veterans

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:51:01 GMT
    As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions will conduct a job fair for them and their widows/widowers on Thursday until 1 p.m.
    As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions will conduct a job fair for them and their widows/widowers on Thursday until 1 p.m.
  • Healthworks: Austism school breaking barriers

    Healthworks: Austism school breaking barriers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:42:48 GMT
    April is Autism Awareness month. We want to introduce you to a local school that's breaking barriers of children with learning differences. It costs a fraction of the typical price, plus they're expanding to make room to help even more students. It's tucked in the middle of Old Town Spring. It's a small school where children are "able". They gear everything toward a positive note for children with learning differences, like autism, dyslexia, and ADD/ADHD.
    April is Autism Awareness month. We want to introduce you to a local school that's breaking barriers of children with learning differences. It costs a fraction of the typical price, plus they're expanding to make room to help even more students. It's tucked in the middle of Old Town Spring. It's a small school where children are "able". They gear everything toward a positive note for children with learning differences, like autism, dyslexia, and ADD/ADHD.
  • Rockets 0-2 in round one of the NBA playoffs against Portland

    Rockets 0-2 in round one of the NBA playoffs against Portland

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:41:34 GMT
    Home court advantage didn't help the Rockets. Once again they fell to the Trailblazers.Final score was 112 to 105.FOX 26 Sports Director Mark Berman spoke to Rocket players in the locker room after the loss.
    Home court advantage didn't help the Rockets. Once again they fell to the Trailblazers.Final score was 112 to 105.FOX 26 Sports Director Mark Berman spoke to Rocket players in the locker room after the loss.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices