- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A nonprofit group that received more than $2 million in legislative grants since 2003 has come under scrutiny after a lawmaker who works there resigned his seat amid a federal investigation.

House Finance Chair Raymond Gallison resigned on Tuesday. Authorities have not commented on the investigation.

Gallison is listed on different documents as executive director or assistant director at Alternative Education Programming.

The Providence Journal reports that another man listed as executive director died in 2014.

Aubrey Lombardo, who was listed as AEP’s president, said she has not been involved with AEP since 2008. She told WPRI-TV that she believes her signature was forged on tax documents. Another man listed as a board member said he was surprised to see his name on the list.

Gallison and his lawyer have declined to comment.



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