A spokeswoman for the State Police confirmed the investigation Thursday. In March, a grand jury subpoenaed the city of Providence for Aponte’s payroll information. The city complied with the request, according to a spokeswoman for the city.
The move comes after the state Board of Elections referred to the attorney general’s office last September a lengthy report about Aponte’s finances.
Investigators have not specified the nature of the probe. State Police confirmed the investigation, but declined to comment further.