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Group Wants Investigation of Rent-Free Campaign Offices

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:57 AM

A government watchdog group wants an investigation into whether a Rhode Island real estate developer tried to curry favor with politicians of both parties by giving them free campaign offices.

John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause, filed a campaign finance complaint earlier this week against Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung after WPRI-TV reported that the Carpionato Group didn't cash some of his rent checks during previous elections.

The station reports that Marion amended that complaint Thursday to include accusations that Carpionato also didn't bill the Cranston Democratic City Committee for rent. He is asking the Board of Elections to investigate.

Fung has said he is sending new checks to cover the bills. A Carpionato spokesman says the company is looking into the rent arrangement with the Democratic group.

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A government watchdog group wants an investigation into whether a Rhode Island real estate developer tried to curry favor with politicians of both parties by giving them free campaign offices.
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