Lawmakers call plan to cover RIC’s cancelled $76,000 consulting deal with COVID funds a ‘sham scam’

Alexis Rapoza

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PROVIDENCE, R.I., -- At a Rhode Island House Oversight Committee meeting last Thursday, lawmakers learned that the state planned to pay for the now-canceled $76,000 per week consulting contract between Rhode Island College (RIC) and New York based firm Alvarez & Marshal (A&M). The state planned to finance this contract through federal COVID-19 relief funds.