Federal search warrants were executed Thursday at a Providence ambulance company.
A spokesman for the US Attorney’s office, Jim Martin, said the location targeted by the warrants is Professional Ambulance on River Street.
One member of the family that owns Professional Ambulance, Jackie Baginski, previously worked as a fundraiser for Governor Gina Raimondo. Baginski also served on Raimondo's inaugural committee, and was appointed by Raimondo to serve on the state Personnel Appeal Board.
Martin declined to provide further details on why authorities wanted to search Professional Ambulance.
Raimondo's spokeswoman, Marie Aberger, said the governor was aware of the action due to news reports and would not comment on an ongoing investigation.
A lawyer representing Professional Ambulance, Matthew S. Dawson, of Lynch & Pine, released the following statement:
"Professional Ambulance is cooperating with federal agencies who are conducting an ongoing investigation. No criminal or civil charges have been filed at this time, and the company remains fully operational. Professional Ambulance is still a participator in all federal and state healthcare programs including Medicare & Medicaid."
This post has been updated.