2 Republican state senators fined by RI Board of Elections


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– 2 Rhode Island Republican politician state senators were fined Monday for project financing infractions.

Sen. Elaine Morgan was fined $1200 and Sen. Thomas Paolino was fined $2500.

According to project financing audit reports, Morgan was discovered to have actually not correctly reported private contributions and expenses. She was likewise discovered to have actually used up some project funds for individual usage.

Morgan has actually modified the project financing reports and repaid her project funds the individual usage quantity and was purchased to pay a $1200 fine.

Paolino went through an audit after the board stated they discovered “big unreconciled variation in between his project checking account balance and project financing report balance since Dec. 31, 2021.”

Paolino’s reports have actually been modified and he consented to pay a $2500 fine, according to the board report.

ABC 6 News has actually connected to a Senate Republican politician Workplace representative for remark and are waiting to hear back.