Media reports: FBI raided home of State Senator Thomas Libous

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Media reports: FBI raided home of State Senator Thomas Libous

August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM EDT

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Albany media reports said the FBI raided the home of Republican State Sen. Thomas Libous and his wife, Frances, in Binghamton on Friday.

The Times Union report said agents took records and a computer belonging to Frances Libous.

Frances Libous is Vice Chair of the Workers Compensation Board in New York. Her current term runs through 2017.

The reports said the raid is part of a joint investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Attorney General's Office, which declined to comment.

In July, a federal grand jury indicted Sen. Libous on a charge of making a false statement.  The US Attorney's Office - Southern District of New York alleges Libous got lobbyists to funnel money to a law firm to hire his son, Matthew, in 2006.

Thomas Libous has denied any wrongdoing.  A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for September 3 at the federal courthouse in White Plains.


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