Mayor’s Brother Sentenced In Shake Down

BOSTON — The brother of the Providence mayor was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and immediately disbarred for what a federal judge described as “reprehensible and inexcusable” actions, the Providence Journal reported.

John M. Cicilline, along with his former law partner,  pleaded guilty to conspiring to shake down a drug-dealing couple and manipulating the criminal-justice system. He was ordered to pay $15,000 restitution to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the newspaper reported.  Cicilline is the brother of Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline.

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