- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state attorney general's office has a plan to buy a building in downtown Providence at no cost to taxpayers.

The agency is asking the State Properties Committee to issue final approval Tuesday of the plan to buy the building at 180 South Main St. for $3.4 million, using some of the $230 million the state received from a forfeiture by Google Inc.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1gmwUps ) the building is next to the attorney general's office, which wants to use it for an office space expansion.

Google agreed in 2011 to forfeit $500 million because of a federal investigation into the search engine’s distribution of ads for illegal prescription drug sales. Rhode Island agencies got $230 million of the funds, including $60 million for the attorney general's office.

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