Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, Rhode Island State Police/Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Telephone: (401) 444-1001
Based on numerous inquiries from the news media, this advisory is going out to clarify yesterday's request to members the House of Representatives and Senate. This request was intended to ensure that any legislator, who has relevant information regarding the 2010 vote on the "Job Creation Guarantee Program," provides that information to investigators. The investigation of this loan, being conducted by the State Police and the Attorney General, remains active and ongoing. It is important to recognize that the goal of this request is to ensure that anyone with information, who has not been previously contacted, has the opportunity to present it. No member of the legislature is suspected of wrongdoing simply because of their vote.
I am aware that the Attorney General, as a former representative, voted on this legislation. I remain satisfied that he has no conflict in this case, based upon his role as a legislator, and I have full confidence in the professionalism of the career prosecutors he has assigned to this investigation.