Former Harris County GOP chairman's office raided

By Phil Archer - Reporter, Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - Investigators spent Monday searching the Galleria-area offices of attorney Jared Woodfill, the former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party.

Authorities are at Woodfill's office on the seventh floor of 3 Riverway Place, where they are collecting and boxing files which are apparently evidence in an investigation.

KPRC2 has learned the raid is connected to a divorce case the firm was handling. 

Investigators with the Harris County District Attorney's Office have been there for several hours, accompanied by attorneys from the DA's office.

"I can only tell you they're executing a warrant signed by a judge," Dane Schiller, with the Harris County DA's Office, said. 

Woodfill served as chairman of the county’s GOP from 2002 to 2014. He was part of the conservative wing of the party.

Last September, Woodfill was sanctioned and fined by the State Bar of Texas and ordered to pay more than $3,500 in connection with a divorce case his firm was handling. 

All efforts to reach Woodfill have been unsuccessful. 

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