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.
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 5, 2002 |
With Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci looking at the possibility of prison, the Democrats vying to succeed him are distancing themselves from him while embracing some of the causes that made him so popular. The four candidates face off in a primary Tuesday, four days after Cianci is to be sentenced. He could get up to 20 years for his role in a scheme in which city jobs, contracts and tax breaks could be had for bribes.
April 4, 2001 |
Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr., this city's ever-colorful mayor, vowed Tuesday to hold tight to his office while he fights a 30-count indictment on federal racketeering and corruption charges. The 97-page indictment, handed down late Monday, charges Cianci and five others--including two of his closest aides--with racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, mail fraud and witness tampering. Cianci and his co-defendants are alleged to have taken more than $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1993 |
Thanks to the media, I'm not really sure about L.A. The media have a way of destroying any positive view of the city. It (the media) shows the negative parts and events that have and do shape L.A. But despite the media's perception, some of my family members who live there say it's not as bad as it's painted out to be. Don't get me wrong, it was probably bad during the riots. And I'm sure the racial tension between the many cultural groups there can be felt. But I'm a stranger to L.A.