Houston lawmaker questioned by FBI

March 13, 2008 6:39:57 PM PDT
Houston State Senator John Whitmire confirms tonight he's been questioned by the FBI in an ongoing corruption investigation, but does not believe he is a target of the probe. 13 Undercover has learned the feds are examining the relationship between Whitmire and Andy Schatte, a powerful Houston developer indicted last month on corruption charges.

Senator Whitmire calls Schatte one of his best friends and says he's been a lawyer for Schatte since 1981 on a range of issues.

Whitmire would not detail what the legal issues were.

"I'm not going to get into what I represented him on," said Whitmire.

Whitmire says his legal services for Schatte are all being reviewed and he's cooperating fully.

Stay with Eyewitness News for the continuing revelations. We'll have the latest on Eyewitness News tonight at 10pm.

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