NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Board of Elections now says it was contacted by law enforcement about former House Speaker Gordon Fox the same day his home and Statehouse office were raided by the FBI.

Richard Thornton, the board's director of campaign finance, tells The Associated Press Wednesday afternoon the board was contacted on March 21.

Earlier Wednesday, Thornton had declined to say when the contact happened.

He did not specify which agency and would not disclose the nature of the contact or what they were asking for.

Last month's raid by the FBI, IRS and state police is part of a criminal investigation, although authorities have so far refused to say what it entails or whether Fox is the target.

Jim Martin, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, would not comment.