Oakland Mayor’s Home Raided by the FBI Amid Controversy Over Duong Family Ties


Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao and her boyfriend Andre Jones’ house was raided by the FBI on Thursday morning.

According to the Oakland mayor’s former chief-of-staff Renia Webb, the 5:30 am raid on the Democrat is due to pay-to-play corruption allegations against Jones.

Meanwhile, Webb told ABC7 she had spoken to the FBI earlier this year as part of an investigation into what was going on in the office. “The line of questioning I could tell that they had already been looking into, you know, some of their kind of pay-to-play type of activities.”

Webb worked for the lawmaker for 18 months.

She reported that federal agents had called her in for an extensive interview. And she believes authorities are targeting Jones who ran the mayor’s office and campaign. Webb alleges he was attempting to lobby for jobs for Thao’s donors and allies.

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Raided by the FBI

The fallout impacts Mayor Thao’s already tumultuous tenure.