PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A trip to The Big Easy has put Rhode Island's attorney generalunder accusations of violating the state ethics code.
The Rhode IslandGOP says Attorney GeneralPatrick Lynch violated the $75 limit on gifts by accepting aplane ticket to a conference in New Orleans last year. The tradegroup, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association,popped for the ticket to their conference. They'd asked Lynch toparticipate in a panel discussion about online child safety.
The GOP filed a complaint last week with the stateEthics Commission. State GOP chairman Giovanni Cicione saidLynch shouldn't have accepted the gift because his office helpsregulate the cable industry.
A spokeswoman for Lynch, Beryl Kenyon, said the gift limit ruledoes not apply to trade groups.
The Ethics Commission has yet to rule on the complaint.
Back in May, Lynch
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