The State Police have launched an investigation into a state representative who faces questions about whether he lives in his district.
Representative John Carnevale serves as vice chairman of the House Finance Committee.
Colonel Steven O’Donnell says Rep. Carnevale is under investigation by the State Police Financial Crimes Unit. He says the inquiry involves possible voter fraud or violations of election law. O’Donnell says information was gathered at Johnston Town Hall and from the Providence Board of Canvassers.
The investigation was sparked by a WPRI-TV report. The story found Carnevale spent more time at a Johnston property outside his district than at his listed home in Providence.
Carnevale maintains he resides in Providence and that he plans to seek re-election. He declined to comment on the investigation by State Police. Carnevale is a four-term Democrat.