By Andrew ProkopA former Obama aide and state Sen. Jeff Davis is accused of accepting bribes from a hotel in the Houston area to influence the election of former Texas Gov.
According to court documents obtained by CNN, Davis and his wife, Kaitlyn Davis, paid more than $2 million in bribes to the hotel operator and hotel owner in exchange for campaign favors.
Davis is charged with five counts of bribery.
A spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s office declined to comment on the charges.
Davis was not charged in the case, which was investigated by the Texas Ethics Commission.
A spokeswoman for Hinojaosa did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Hinojaosas office did not return a call seeking comment Thursday.