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FBI raids former Ohio House speaker's residence, storage unit

Cliff Rosenberger (Photo: Ohio House of Representatives) Cliff Rosenberger (Photo: Ohio House of Representatives)
Photo: Cliff Rorsenberger Twitter account) Photo: Cliff Rorsenberger Twitter account)
CLARKSVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

Agents with the Cincinnati office of the FBI converged on former Ohio House speaker Cliff Rosenberger's residence in Clarksville and a storage unit in Wilmington Wednesday morning.

"I can confirm we are conducting law enforcement activity in that area," said FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren. "There are no arrests."

Rosenberger resigned last month after saying he was aware the FBI was questioning his lavish lifestyle, including international travel. It took effect May 1.

The 37-year-old Republican released a statement at that time that his actions as speaker were "ethical and lawful" and he hired an attorney as a precaution.

On Wednesday, his lawyer, David Alexrod of downtown Columbus, issued a statement when we reached out to him for comment.

"Speaker Rosenberger and I are cooperating with authorities.  We previously offered to provide the material sought today by warrant, and today voluntarily provided additional material not covered by the warrant.  Speaker Rosenberger has also complied with a requirement to file legal disclosure forms regarding gifts, meals and travel.  Speaker Rosenberger has acted lawfully and ethically and looks forward to a positive resolution of the matter.”

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