Lisa A Gladden

Newly unsealed documents detail FBI investigation of state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks

Newly unsealed documents detail FBI investigation of state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks

The FBI began investigating Democratic state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks in 2014, according to court documents unsealed in the federal corruption case against him.

Oaks, 71, was added as a subject of an ongoing public corruption investigation that August, an FBI agent wrote in a January affidavit unsealed this week.

He was added, the agent wrote, “based on historical reporting that Oaks was associated with individuals who were involved in illegal activities, and that Oaks had inappropriately accepted money and other things of value from businesspersons and lobbyists in his capacity as a state delegate.”

While the full scope of the investigation remains unknown, the documents...

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