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Providence council candidate, manager charged with fraud

A former Providence City Council candidate and his campaign manager are charged with election fraud in connection with the 2014 primary. State police said Thursday that former candidate Franchesco Franco and Migdalia Rivera were arrested this week on charges related to the Ward 11 Democratic primary. Authorities say suspicious mail ballots submitted during the primary spurred the investigation. Police say they found mail ballots had been tampered with. Franco is accused of using a false residence for voting purposes. Both Franco and Rivera are charged with fraudulent or repeated voting and conspiracy. Franco and Rivera were released on $10,000 personal recognizance. A phone number for...

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