- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the controversy over a Rhode Island lawmaker’s residency (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

A Rhode Island state lawmaker says he made mistakes on ethics forms but insists he lives in his legislative district after a news investigation questioned his residency.

Democratic state Rep. John Carnevale spoke to reporters Tuesday on the floor of the House of Representatives.

He says he “100 percent” lives in the Providence home where he’s registered to vote.

WPRI-TV reported Carnevale owns a Johnston home he hadn’t declared on ethics filings until a few hours before the station’s story ran Monday.

The station repeatedly visited the home during a monthslong investigation and found Carnevale and his vehicles there. Video shows Carnevale masking his face with a T-shirt after spotting the news crew outside the house.

Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Brandon Bell says he’s filed a complaint with the Providence Board of Canvassers.

11:40 a.m.

A news investigation is raising questions about whether a Rhode Island state lawmaker lives in the district he represents.

WPRI-TV (https://bit.ly/1U6R5Gz ) reports that Democratic state Rep. John Carnevale owns a Johnston home he hadn’t declared on ethics filings until Monday.

The station repeatedly visited the home during a monthslong investigation and found Carnevale and his vehicles there, but never found him at the Providence home where he says he lives and where he’s a registered voter.

Video shows Carnevale concealing his face after spotting a news crew outside the Johnston house. A 2007 mortgage document shows the Johnston house as his principal residence.

Carnevale, elected in 2008, is vice chairman of the House Finance Committee.

He told the station there’s “no story here,” and did not respond Tuesday to messages from The Associated Press.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com


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