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Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported October 30, 2015)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Raymond P. Hugh (age: 48) 75 Mayfield Avenue Cranston, RI P1-2015-3515A

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell of the Rhode Island State Police today announced that the Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret indictment charging Raymond Hugh with one count of bribing a public official.

It is alleged that on or about dates between August 13, 2008 and September 5, 2008, Raymond Hugh did corruptly offer and give valuable consideration, United States currency and checks, to Gordon D. Fox, a public official in the City of Providence and Vice Chairman of the Providence Board of Licenses, as an inducement and reward for moving and voting to approve a liquor license application for the Shark Sushi Bar and Grill, in relation to the business of the Providence Board of Licenses.

The alleged incident took place in Providence. The Federal Bureau fo9 Investigation and the Rhode Island State Police conducted the investigation. Hugh is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on November 18, 2015.

The maximum penalty for a person convicted of bribery of a public official is not more than 20 years and subject to a fine not less than $5,000 nor more than $50,000 or three times the monetary equivalent of the gift or valuable consideration, whichever is greater.

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