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Feds investigate Hosanna Health Care

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MISSION — A flurry of federal agents worked inside the Hosanna Health Care offices on Conway Avenue for much of Jan. 19 as part of an investigation.

FBI agents, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General were all part of the operation, seen walking in and out of the office at 1001 N. Conway Ave. throughout the day.

The business is owned by former District 36 state Rep. Sergio Muñoz, the father of Sergio Muñoz Jr. who is the current representative of the area. The elder Muñoz was in office from 1993 to 1997. His son, who operates a law firm in Edinburg, has just completed his first term and is seeking re-election.

FBI spokesman Agent Erik Vasys this week declined to comment on the actions of the agency.

“I can confirm the FBI was there conducting a normal investigation activity that is regular and usual,” Vasys said.

Additionally, Vasys said he couldn’t comment on what the agency was looking for or collecting in the hours they spent in the health care office. He said he couldn’t discuss whether federal agents were looking for illegal activity or if the company is even suspected of any wrongdoing.

It also remains unclear how long the investigation will take.

“We cannot comment on any part of the investigation,” he said.

Muñoz currently serves as the president of the Texas Healthcare Advocacy Association.

According to state records, Hosanna Health Care doesn’t have an active franchise tax responsibility with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. There was no additional information about the company or its other directors.

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