October 12, 2005 |
The Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday by former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. to review his corruption conviction, probably exhausting the appeals process for the city's longtime leader. Cianci, 64, is serving a five-year, four-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. His conviction followed an FBI probe into corruption at City Hall, where prosecutors had cast him as the head of an administration plagued by corruption.
October 13, 2003 |
Former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. -- better known these days as inmate No. 05000-070 at a federal prison in New Jersey -- took pride in calling his hometown "America's Renaissance City." Holding court each night at a fine Italian restaurant and residing in the presidential suite of the Biltmore Hotel, he readily claimed credit for transforming Providence from a mob-controlled backwater into a bustling metropolis.
November 30, 2002 |
Former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. bid adieu to his working life Friday as he readied himself for prison. His last day as a talk-show host at WPRO-AM ended with a relatively upbeat mood. "Well, this is it," said Cianci, 61, as his shift ended. Next Friday, he reports to federal prison in Fort Dix, N.J., for a sentence of five years and four months. Cianci was convicted in June on a racketeering conspiracy charge for heading a wide-ranging bribery scheme out of City Hall.
November 28, 2002 |
A federal court rejected a bid by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., a former mayor of Providence, to stay out of prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. Cianci, 61, was found guilty in June and sentenced to more than five years for his part in a City Hall bribery scheme. He is to report to prison on Dec. 6.
September 10, 2002 |
The Providence Archdiocese said it has reached a $13.5-million settlement with 36 people who say they were molested as youngsters by members of the clergy. "This is a day long sought that brings to an end the difficult and often contentious process of litigation ....," Bishop Robert E. Mulvee said in a statement. The settlement covers all but two of 38 men and women who sued in the early 1990s, accusing 11 priests and a nun of abuse. Negotiations are continuing in the last two cases.
September 7, 2002 |
Hours after cleaning out the City Hall office he has occupied for 21 years, Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison for corruption. Cianci's stoic appearance before U.S. District Judge Ernest C. Torres in Providence ended a boisterous political era both for the 61-year-old mayor and the city he transformed from a gritty industrial backwater to a glittering center of culture and commerce.