PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has been indicted on embezzlement and campaign fraud charges.
A statewide grand jury on Wednesday indicted former state Rep. Peter Palumbo, a Cranston Democrat who lost his re-election campaign in 2014.
Prosecutors allege the 56-year-old Palumbo embezzled more than $100 from his campaign between January 2010 and December 2014. They say he unlawfully appropriated more than $1,000 from the same account.
Prosecutors say Palumbo unlawfully used campaign funds for personal use.
He’s set to be arraigned in June. A message was left for Palumbo’s attorney Wednesday.
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