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State police are investigating a Rhode Island lawmaker after questions were raised about his residency.

Col. Steven O'Donnell confirmed Monday that the Financial Crimes Unit is investigating Democratic state Rep. John Carnevale.

O'Donnell declined to provide further details, but confirmed police have obtained records from the Providence Board of Canvassers. The board voted there's reasonable cause to challenge whether Carnevale lives in the city.

A months long investigation by WPRI-TV revealed Carnevale owns a Johnston home he hadn't declared on ethics filings.

The station repeatedly visited the home and found Carnevale and his vehicles there, but never found him at the Providence home where he says he lives.

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

He declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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