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Former Rep. TJ Cox Arrested by FBI in California

The FBI arrested former one-term Rep. TJ Cox on dozens of charges related to financial fraud, according to public records from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest took place around 8:30 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Fresno, Calif., records show. A Department of Justice statement said the former congressman was charged with “15 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, one count of financial institutions fraud and one count of campaign contribution fraud. “.

Cox came to Congress in the 2018 Democratic wave, defeating Rep. David Valadao (R-California) in a battleground district. He lost his 2020 rematch with Valadao by around 1,500 votes. Cox considered running again in 2022, but ultimately endorsed Democrat Rudy Salas in the race.

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