Former Dem Rep TJ Cox Arrested by Feds on Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Charges

Former Dem Rep T.J. Cox was arrested today by the FBI on money laundering and wire fraud charges which were partially stemming from his previous campaign.

According to the report, Cox’s arrest took place around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Fresno, Calif. and a statement from the Justice Department said he was 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.”

Cox faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for wire fraud and money laundering if convicted of the charges according to the 28-count indictment.

Cox is accused in the federal indictment of using a cluster of business entities to enrich himself while saddling business partners with losses.

Democrats were quick to throw him under the bus in order to justify the raid on Mar-a-Lago.

Occupy Democrats Grant Stern asked sarcastically in a tweet, “Will Trump and Fox News throw a conniption fit about politics now too???”

In another tweet, MSNBC analyst Fernand R. Amandi declared, “Pay attention Republicans. If former @HouseDemocrats Congressman TJ Cox is guilty as charged by the DOJ, then he should go to prison and be held accountable for all of his crimes.”

“And I say that as a registered Democrat. See how easy that was. Try it,” Amandi chided.

Reporter Jamie Dupree said in a tweet that “I’ve read a lot of indictments. This one about ex-Rep. TJ Cox D-CA is truly an eye-opener.”

“If true, the amount of financial fraud committed by Cox is mind boggling. That’s why he could face over 100 years in prison,” Dupree explained.