Gov. Gina Raimondo’s campaign organization says it’s donating to charity contributions from a man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.
Raimondo’s fundraising team says the $2,000 is being donated to the United Way of Rhode Island.
The money came in separate contributions from Patrick Churchville in 2012 and 2014. Churchville was recently convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.
The donation of the money to charity follows criticism of Raimondo by state GOP Chairman Brandon Bell.