The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has voted to examine a Rose has said that the accusations are untrue. A full hearing will be held to determine whether an ethics law was broken.
complaint against the mayor of East Providence.
The commission voted unanimously Tuesday to investigate the complaint alleging Thomas Rose submitted a lease payment bill for his personal car to the city for payment.
The commission concluded that if the allegations are true, they constitute a violation. State police have investigated and determined there was no criminal violation.