A top rated advisor to Gov. Dan McKee tried using to get Cumberland officials to drop their objections to a controversial wetlands progress even immediately after he supposedly transferred his desire in the house to his son, paperwork acquired as a result of Rhode Island’s Accessibility to Community Documents Act show.

Anthony Silva, a previous law enforcement main in Cumberland who is now McKee’s chief of team, earlier instructed The Providence Journal and other media outlets that he assigned the order-and-sale settlement for 45 Canning St. to his son, Ross, in April 2020. 

But records present that Silva and his lawyer satisfied with Cumberland Mayor Jeff Mutter in Oct 2020 to talk about programs for the assets. In March 2021, Silva texted Mutter to say that he and his spouse experienced decided to allow their son obtain the land.