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Sources: Rep. Fresolo subject of 'serious allegations' investigation

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Multiple sources have confirmed to Fox 25 News that Massachusetts State Rep. John Fresolo (D-Worcester) is the subject of an investigation into "serious allegations" made on Beacon Hill.

In a statement released to Fox 25 Thursday night, a spokesperson for House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that a complaint was filed by a House employee about a state representative earlier in March.

"Two weeks ago the legal counsel to the House of Representatives brought serious allegations made against a House member by a House employee to the attention of the Speaker," the statement said.

Friday morning, multiple sources had confirmed to Fox 25 that Fresolo was under investigation. The nature of the allegations has not been revealed.

According to Fresolo's website, he is serving his seventh term in office. The website lists him as a father of two daughters in their late teens and a lifetime resident of Worcester.

Fox 25 has made multiple calls to Fresolo's office. He has yet to return them.

Full statement:

"Two weeks ago the legal counsel to the House of Representatives brought serious allegations made against a House member by a House employee to the attention of the Speaker. Upon notification, the Speaker directed counsel to conduct a preliminary review of the allegations to determine if they had merit. After conducting the preliminary review, counsel concluded that there was sufficient cause to warrant a full investigation. Last Friday, Speaker DeLeo, acting under the authority of House Rule 16, therefore, directed the House Committee on Ethics to fully investigate the allegations. In order to protect the integrity of the Ethics Committee investigation, Speaker DeLeo will have no further comment on this matter."

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