DALLAS Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price spent much of Monday afternoon at his attorney s office after FBI agents executed search warrants at his home and office.
During a news conference held at attorney Billy Ravkind's office,Price said he had no idea why he apparently the target of a federal investigation.
Twenty-seven years I have been in this office, and this is not the first time that I have had to come up against this adversity, said Price.
He said the FBI raids were a surprise to him. He was confronted by agents in his office.
There were individuals there, Price said. I had been to a meeting. I came in and there were individuals both on the bottom floor and the second floor.
The FBI executed five search warrants starting early Monday morning one for Price s Dallas County office; another at his Oak Cliff home; and two for his cars, a BMW and an Avalanche. The last search warrant was for him.
All the search warrants requested cash, electronic material and e-mail history dating back to 2001.
Price said agents confiscated his personal cell phone and several of his vehicles.
Price s attorney said he is not aware of any charges against the commissioner.
As far as his political future, Price said he is not planning to go anywhere.
For 27 years I ve represented my constituents and I plan to be around another 27 years, he said.
Price said he will attend Tuesday s scheduled Dallas Commissioners Court meeting that starts at 9 a.m.