Friday, June 17, 2005

Cianci Resentencing a Non-Event

The resentencing of former Providence, RI, Mayor Vincent (Buddy) Cianci turned out to be a non-event, as Doug Berman notes on the Sentencing Law & Policy blog (here).  Cianci was convicted in June 2002 on RICO and corruption charges, and sentenced to a 64-month term of imprisonment, but after Booker the First  Circuit remanded the case for the judge to reconsider in light of the now-advisory nature of the Guidelines.  U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres did not disturb the sentence and followed the Guidelines.  Judge Torres did reduce by seven months the sentence of one of Cianci's co-defendants, Frank Corrente, who was the chief of admininstration under Cianci, but did not change the sentence of another defendant, Richard Autiello. (ph)

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