TOP MATTIELLO AIDE INDICTED ON FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES
Today, Jeff Britt, a top Mattiello campaign operative, was indicted for felony and misdemeanor charges by a grand jury in relation to a mailer supporting House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello in the 2016 election in which he defeated Steven Frias by 85 votes.
R.I. Republican Party Chairperson Sue Cienki stated: “We are pleased that the Attorney General investigated this matter and a grand jury issued indictments against Jeff Britt. It’s now clear that the Speaker’s 2016 election victory was assisted by criminal behavior. As this is sadly just the latest scandal to swirl around the Speaker and more sure to come, I think it’s incumbent on him to resign his position as Speaker of the House and State Representative.” Cienki concluded "I applaud the efforts of the Attorney General's office, the Board of Elections and the RI State Police in this matter."