FBI conducting 'law enforcement activity' at political consulting firm in Annapolis

Windows in the doors of a Republican political consulting firm are obscured, as the FBI serves a search warrant at the office of Strategic Campaign Group on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Annapolis, Md. Kelley Rogers, the president of the firm, told reporters the investigation relates to work the firm did for former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican who lost Virginia’s 2013 governor’s race. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) - FBI agents were conducting 'law enforcement activity' off of Main Street in Annapolis on Thursday, officials with the Washington Field Office confirm.

The agents were seen on the third floor of the “Synergics Centre” office building, in the offices of the Strategic Campaign Group, a consulting firm which helps raise funds for Republic campaigns.

Strategic Campaign Group president Kelley Rogers said the investigation relates to work done for former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP's 2013 gubernatorial candidate.

Cuccinelli sued Strategic Campaign Group in 2014, alleging that they -- and a political action committee -- duped donors.

On Wednesday Cuccinelli told the Associated Press (AP) that he had not spoken to federal law enforcement officials about Strategic Campaign Group.

He said he was "curious" to see where the case goes, according to the AP.

"It was my hope when we brought our lawsuit to cast light on the dark practices of scam PACs. I think we did that successfully," Cuccinelli said. "Any cleaning up of these practices would be good for our political system."

In a statement to reporters Rogers said his firm had settled the lawsuit brought by the Cuccinelli campaign, and said the investigation appears to stem from allegations in that lawsuit.

On its website the firm describes itself as, "the most experienced group of political campaign advisors to assist you with your day-to-day functions."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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