- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island secretary of state’s office says it’s asked ex-Attorney General Patrick Lynch for more information about his interactions with his former office in an attempt to determine whether he should’ve registered as a lobbyist.

Secretary of State spokeswoman Raina Smith said Friday the office is in the process of corresponding with Lynch about whether his actions would’ve required him to register.

Lynch hasn’t returned an Associated Press email seeking comment. He told the AP last week he wasn’t lobbying and had complied with all laws.

The New York Times reported on Lynch’s lobbying activities last month. But Lynch has never registered as a lobbyist in Rhode Island.

When asked Friday if the secretary of state was communicating with the attorney general’s office, spokeswomen for both offices said they didn’t know.


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