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FBI searches top Pa. senator Mellow's home, office
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Associated Press Writer
June 18, 2010

HARRISBURG (AP) An FBI official says agents have executed search warrants at the home and district office of a top Pennsylvania state senator.

FBI spokesman Frank Burton Jr. said Friday that the agents are investigating allegations of illegal activity by Democrat Bob Mellow, the Senate minority leader.

Burton says the investigation is a joint operation between the IRS and the FBI.

He says the agents arrived in the morning at Mellow's Scranton-area home and office, but Burton wouldn't say what they were seeking or discuss the allegations.

Messages left for Mellow and his staff were not immediately returned.

Mellow is the state Senate's longest-serving member and is retiring at the end of this year.

His district encompasses all of Lackawanna County and Monroe County's Mount Pocono borough and Barrett, Paradise and Coolbaugh townships.