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Feds raid DETCOG Office, Director's Home, Church

Federal agents did a simultaneous raid on the offices of Deep East Texas Council of Governments in Jasper, the home of DETCOG Director Walter Diggles, in addition to the Jasper church Diggles pastors, Lighthouse Church of God in Christ yesterday morning. An FBI spokeswoman from the Dallas office said agents from their agency, along with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury Criminal Investigation Unit and Homeland Security Investigations spent several hours at the locations. The FBI says the raid follows a long and extensive investigation. Agents hauled out file cabinets and boxes from the locations, placing them into large trucks. Diggles was in Austin when the raid occurred.

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