RI Attorney Appeals 5-Year Sentence In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A Rhode Island attorney on Monday appealed his conviction and approximately five-year sentence for acting as a middleman in a public corruption and kickback scheme run by three North Providence, R.I., town council members.

Robert S. Ciresi challenged the 63-month sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Mary M. Lisi on Friday and the judge's earlier refusal to release Ciresi on bail pending his appeal. Ciresi faced a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.

In April, a jury found the defendant guilty of conspiracy, bribery and...
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