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U.S. Attorney's office hit hard by government shutdown

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

Employees at the U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island are being hit hard by the government shutdown.

On a daily basis one third to half of the employees will be furloughed said spokesperson Jim Martin.

Martin said on a weekly basis U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha will take a look at on-going matters and on-going investigations and make staffing determinations accordingly.

On Tuesday, the first day of the government shutdown, Martin said 11 prosecutors and a large number of the administrative staff, were furloughed.

The office currently employs 45 individuals.

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