NEW: Conviction of Former North Providence Town Solicitor Upheld
Monday, October 08, 2012
The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the federal court conviction and sentence of Robert Ciresi, a former attorney and former North Providence town solicitor, United States Attorney Peter Neronha announced today.
Former councilmen Joseph S. Burchfield; Raymond L. Douglas III; and John A. Zambarano pled guilty for their roles in the kickback scheme and are currently serving sentences ranging from 64 to 78 months in federal prison. North Providence businessman Edward Imondi pled guilty to acting as a middle-man in the scheme and was sentenced to serve a 12 month and 1 day federal prison sentence.
The case was argued before the First Circuit Court of Appeals by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald C. Lockhart. The matter was prosecuted in the U.S. District Court by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John P. McAdams and Terrence P. Donnelly.