Buddy Cianci withdrew more than $200,000 in contributions and interest from his Providence pension fund last November. The move means Cianci will forgo his city pension.
Cianci took roughly $209,000 in contributions and interest out of his retirement account last November. The move came shortly after he lost his attempt to return to City Hall to Democrat Jorge Elorza. Cianci has repeatedly said he would not apply for a Providence pension.
Cianci served as mayor of Providence from 1975 to 1984 and then from 1991 to 2002. He left office the first time after pleading no contest to assault. In 2002, Cianci was convicted of a single count of racketeering conspiracy, and he served almost five years in federal prison.
The withdrawal of his pension contributions was first reported by wpri.com.
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