(Providence, RI) -- Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee's chief of staff Anthony Silva has resigned. Silva is facing an investigation from the RI Attorney General's Office into whether he exerted improper political influence to develop a family-owned parcel in Cumberland which was mostly covered by wetlands. The state Department of Environmental Management issued a permit for the project despite opposition from the town. The proposal has since been withdrawn. McKee called Silva's situation a distraction from the critical work his administration has moving forward.
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