MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Friday morning federal investigators searched the home and business of State Senator Katrina Robinson.
This happened at the Healthcare Institute on Winchester road.
According to the school’s website, State Senator Katrina Robinson founded the school.
FBI agents were seen carrying out boxes and computers.
Nursing students told FOX13 the agents questioned them about if they were receiving grants for the program.
Some students who did not want to talk on camera said they’re spending thousands of dollars and are often asked to pay more.
FOX13’s Siobhan Riley spoke exclusively with a phlebotomy student who said the school is supposed to have a contract for students in that program to enter a hospital or lab.
Students said they were told the school had to finalize the contract five months ago.
TN state Rep. Antonio Parkinson released this statement.
“We are aware of the investigation regarding Senator Robinson. We are not aware of the details surrounding the investigation. We are referring all inquiries to Senator Robinson’s attorney. Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague and her family during this time."— State Rep. Antonio Parkinson
Agents were also seen going in and out of Robinson’s Southeast Memphis home.
FOX13′s Leah Jordan was there all morning as they were removing boxes of things into a van.
There were more than half a dozen cars in the area and all of the agents were inside.
Agents brought out bags of things, labeled boxes, what looked like a computer or a hard drive, and a few other things.
I reached out to the F-B-I and they couldn’t give me any specifics, but did confirm that a search warrant was executed here.
FOX13 knocked on Robinson’s door to see if she could tell me anything after the agents left, but nobody answered. We also called and and left voicemails for the senator too, but so far those have gone unanswered.
Robinson sought legal counsel after her home and business were raided.
Former US Attorney Edward L. Stanton released a statement, saying, “I have been retained by Senator Robinson in connection with today’s events.”
Stanton, a native of Memphis for Butler Snow LLC in Memphis, according to the company’s website Stanton severed as the US Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee between 2010 and 2017.
Stanton’s company bio also included that he was the senior counsel for a Fortune 500 company and previously served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Memphis.
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