- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An official with the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation who recently was placed on paid leave has agreed to step down from his part-time job as a municipal court judge in North Providence.

Officials in Gov. Lincoln Chaffee’s administration suspended lawyer Louis DeQuattro Jr. for undisclosed reasons from his $129,000-a-year job as deputy director of the Business Regulation Department.

North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi told The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1lzKFTv ) that DeQuattro agreed Monday to step aside from the municipal court judge job while the state job matter is pending.

Lombardi appointed DeQuattro to the $7,900-a-year judge job in 2011.

DeQuattro didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com