Former congressman charged with fraud, money laundering

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2022
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Politics, Fraud, Money Laundering, TJ Cox
Greg Nash

Former Rep. TJ Cox (D-Calif.) has been indicted on 28 counts related to financial and campaign contribution fraud, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. 

The one-term congressman is charged with “15 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, one count of financial institution fraud, and one count of campaign contribution fraud,” according to a release from the Justice Department.

Public sheriff’s office records show Cox was arrested by the FBI in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday.

Cox was released from jail later that day after pleading not guilty, he...

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