Providence sends financial review to investigators


Providence officials have forwarded a report criticizing former Mayor David Cicilline for his financial management of the city to the state’s Ethics Commission and the Rhode Island attorney general for review.

City Council President Michael Solomon said the report was sent Thursday. Some council members have questioned whether Cicilline, now a congressman, and his staff broke any laws in their management of the city’s financial crisis.

A report issued Wednesday noted that the recession and state funding cuts contributed to the city’s financial woes, but it said Cicilline’s administration drained city reserves and failed to take steps to improve city finances.

Cicilline has criticized the report and said he did nothing wrong.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s spokeswoman says city leaders should contact the state police if they want to request an investigation.

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