Incarcerated ex-mayor returns to Providence a free man

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Buddy’s back. Providence’s longest-serving mayor, convicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges five years ago, was released from a halfway house in Boston June 20. Cianci moved into his nephew’s East Greenwich home and is now working for the upscale downtown Providence condo complex 903 Residences, the Boston Globe reported June 9.

Cianci spent four years in a New Jersey federal prison before his May 30 release. He began working for 903 Residences June 8, the Globe reported.

Cianci initially planned to work for the XV Beacon hotel in Boston, which was closer to the halfway house where he was required to stay. However, he decided to work in Providence to get away from the Boston media and to be closer to family and friends, the Globe reported.