Federal agents searched the home of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and seized boxes of documents today.
FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne refused to give any details about the investigation.
She said agents from the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and the Postal Service searched Duke’s suburban New Orleans home.
Duke was apparently not home.
The former KKK leader and Senate candidate appeared before a federal grand jury in New Orleans in 1999 as news broke that Gov. Mike Foster had paid him more than $150,000 for a computerized list of his supporters. There were two payments made, one during and one after the 1995 governor’s race, which Foster won.
Duke had considered entering that race but ultimately stayed out of it.
It was not known if today’s raid on Duke’s home had anything to do with that matter.