State ethics commission fines Smiley, launches investigation of Silva

Updated at 4:53 p.m.

THE RHODE ISLAND ETHICS COMMISSION on Tuesday voted to fine Brett Smiley for campaign finance violations and to launch an investigation into Tony Silva for his involvement in a Cumberland property redevelopment. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – One former state adviser will be fined for campaign finance violations while an ethics investigation of another top state aide mired in controversy is just beginning.  The Rhode Island Ethics Commission  on Tuesday voted to impose a $4,500 fine on Brett Smiley, who served as director of the Department of Administration under former…

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