DALLAS (AP) – U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s lawyer says federal authorities have informed him that the Democrat is not the target of an investigation that led FBI agents to search Cuellar’s South Texas home.

Cuellar denied any wrongdoing in January after FBI agents searched his house in the border city of Laredo.

Washington, D.C.-based attorney Joshua Berman now says the Justice Department informed him Cuellar is not the target of the investigation.

The statement comes as Cuellar is locked in a primary runoff with a progressive challenge: Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration attorney.

The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment.


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