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Ex-lawmaker, Raimondo appointee gets revolving door fine

A former lawmaker has agreed to a $5,000 fine to settle charges that he violated Rhode Island's revolving door law by taking a job in the Raimondo administration.

A lawyer for former Rep. Donald Lally says that Lally agreed to the fine Tuesday to settle with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission.

The Democrat from Narragansett was accused of breaking "revolving door" rules blocking legislators from accepting state employment for one year after leaving office.

He joined Raimondo's staff less than four months after giving up his House seat in March 2015. Investigators say neither Lally nor the governor's office sought the commission's advice on the hiring. Lally resigned in April.

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