FBI takes computers from home of former Iowa senator Kent Sorenson

Materials said to be connected to presidential campaign politics

Published: December 5 2013 | 8:58 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 12:29 am in
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FBI officials executed a search warrant at former state Sen. Kent Sorenson’s home two weeks ago and confiscated computers and other materials connected to presidential campaign politics, his lawyer said Wednesday.

“We were not notified that he was the target of any investigation,” attorney Theodore Sporer said. “They took computers and things that would be used to verify or validate communications with presidential entities.”

Earlier this year, a report from a state special investigator suggested that two presidential campaigns — those of Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul — may have violated federal election laws by skirting rules to funnel money to Sorenson for campaign work.

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