PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island'sEthics Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to
The complaint from the chairman of the state RepublicanParty accused Lynch of violating a $75 limit on gifts byaccepting a plane ticket last year to a conference in NewOrleans.
The ticket was paid for by the National Cable andTelecommunications Association. Commission Vice Chairman RossCheit said the gift limit did not apply to the plane ticket sinceLynch does not regulate the association.
Lynch, a Democrat, is running in the next year's governor'srace. His attorney previously said Lynch did nothing wrong and thathis conference appearance was part of his official duties andbenefited the state.
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