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Warwick City Hall involved in federal investigation

February 19, 2019

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island has confirmed that a federal investigation involving City Hall is underway.

WPRI-TV reports that Mayor Joseph Solomon said Monday he could not comment on what is being investigated, but he says it does not involve his administration.

He says he has not been interviewed by investigators.

Solomon became acting mayor last spring after Scott Avedisian stepped down to become CEO of the state Public Transit Authority. Solomon was voted into office in November.

Avedisian also says he hasn’t been interviewed and has not heard anything about an investigation involving his administration.

FBI spokeswoman Officer Kristen Setera says they cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com