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2-time convicted felon running for mayor again

Posted June 26th, 2014 @ 8:29am

 (WHJJ-AM) Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci announced he's getting back into politics minutes before Wednesday's 4pm state filing deadline.  Cianci is vying for a third reign at his former job.  The felon mayor turned talk host says he's made the decision after "much soul-searching and reflection."

 Cianci was elected six times and served a combined 21 years, making him the city's longest serving mayor.  He was twice forced to resign in disgrace, the first time in 1984 after making a plea deal to charges of  assaulting a man he believed was having an affair with his estranged wife, and in 2002, when he was sent to prison for racketeering conspiracy.

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