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Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported January 12, 2017)

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.

John Carnevale (age 55) 150 Barbara Street Providence, RI P1-2017-0115A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret and sealed indictment yesterday charging John Carnevale with three counts of perjury and one count of filing a false document. The indictment was unsealed this morning when Carnevale was arraigned before Superior Court Magistrate Patricia Harwood. Magistrate Harwood set bail at $50,000 personal recognizance and set February 23, 2017 for a pretrial conference.

The State alleges that Carnevale committed perjury when he lied to the Providence Board of Canvassers on July 13, 2016 and July 28, 2016 about his residence for voting purposes, rental income he earned from a property in Johnston, and his use of the first floor apartment at 150 Barbara Street.

It is further alleged that he knowingly filed a Declaration of Homestead form on March 13, 2012 that contained a false, erroneous or defective statement.

After the Grand Jury reported out the secret indictment, an arrest warrant was issued for Carnevale. He presented himself to Rhode Island State Police headquarters on Thursday afternoon, where he was processed and held overnight. He was transported to the Superior Court this morning for the arraignment.

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