A Democrat state senator in Illinois named Martin Sandoval seems to be in a little trouble.
Federal agents raided his office this week and were also seen at his home.
What could have happened?
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Federal agents raid Springfield, Cicero offices of Illinois Sen. Martin Sandoval, source says
Federal agents on Tuesday raided the Springfield and Cicero offices of longtime Democratic state Sen. Martin Sandoval as well as his family’s Southwest Side home as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Investigators are looking into allegations Sandoval used his official position to steer business to at least one company in exchange for kickbacks, a source with knowledge of the case told the Chicago Tribune.
No criminal charges had been filed. Sandoval, who has been in office for 17 years and chairs the influential Senate Transportation Committee, could not be reached on Tuesday, and calls to his office were not returned.
In what has become a familiar scene in Illinois, FBI and IRS agents spent hours behind closed doors in Sandoval’s offices in the state capitol, where an agent stationed in a nearby hallway turned back a Tribune reporter seeking comment.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., at least eight men left the Senate Democratic offices carrying cardboard boxes, two brown bags labeled “evidence” and what appeared to be a desktop computer wrapped in plastic. News cameras rolled as the agents left the building, loaded the material into two SUVs and drove off.
Here’s a local video report:
This guy sounds like a real winner:
— AM 560 The Answer (@AM560TheAnswer) September 24, 2019
— Cole Lauterbach (@colemanedwards) September 24, 2019
Federal agents have been running in and out of State Sen. Martin Sandoval’s home this afternoon—some visible in the front windows. Nothing has been brought out. A “no comment” from the lanky blue suit who answered the front door. pic.twitter.com/Gm870dGgEB
— Will Lee (@MidnoirCowboy) September 24, 2019
Sounds like he has some serious issues to deal with.