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A retired Providence police officer has filed two complaints with the state Ethics Commission against a Warwick city councilwoman alleging she and her husband used a nonprofit organization to avoid paying taxes.

The complaints were filed against Ward 6 Councilwoman Donna Travis last month by Warwick resident John Simoneau Sr.

Simoneau alleges in the complaints that Travis "failed to disclose" her own and her husband's involvement in nonprofit organizations on her 2015 financial statement to the commission.

Travis' lawyer says Travis had asked to amend the form, acknowledging she had failed to disclose her involvement.

The case is expected to be on the Ethics Commission's agenda on Tuesday. Members will determine if there's probable cause to conduct a full investigation.

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