According to recent news reports, Michael Barlow, a Twin River senior vice president of operations, has been indicted for accepting bribes and committing various others crimes through his employment at Twin River. Mr. Barlow is a regular donor to top State House Democrats. Mr. Barlow has donated $1,500 to House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, $1,000 to the R.I. Senate Democrats PAC, $500 to Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and $1,000 to Governor Gina Raimondo.

Rhode Island Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Cienki commented: "Speaker Mattiello, Governor Raimondo, Senate President Ruggerio and his Senate PAC should immediately hand over Mr. Barlow’s donations to charity. The public deserves to know that donations from an indicted gambling executive will not in any way influence what happens to pending legislation which would impact Twin River.”

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