By Scott Malone
PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) – The man who ran Providence, Rhode Island, for 22 of the past 50 years is convinced that his hometown needs him again and isn’t going to let a little thing like the five years he spent in prison on a racketeering conviction stand in his way.
Vincent “Buddy” Cianci stunned the city’s political wags early this summer when he told his radio talk show audience that he would run for a third stint as mayor of Providence, hours before the deadline to declare his candidacy.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for former Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger on Thursday filed a formal appeal of the sweeping 2013 racketeering conviction on charges of committing or ordering 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s.
The U.S. District Court judge who heard his trial committed a “constitutional error” by refusing Bulger’s request to argue that he had been granted immunity for his crimes by corrupt Justice Department officials, the attorneys said in court papers.