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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 6/19/2001 8:00:22 AM EDT
LA Times http://www.latimes.com/wires/20010619/tCB00a0395.html Tuesday, June 19, 2001 FBI Agent Suspended Over Gifts, Affair Reuters PROVIDENCE, R.I.--An FBI agent has been suspended amid allegations he had an extramarital affair and accepted gifts from a mob associate's ex-wife who is a witness in a corruption investigation of Providence officials, the Providence Journal reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said the FBI confirmed the suspension with pay of Special Agent David DiLustro. The gifts he received included a bath house at an exclusive beach resort, the newspaper said, quoting one of the agent's friends. The FBI is investigating DiLustro's relationship with Gail-Ann Calenda, who bribed Providence officials to get property-tax reductions in 1998. The bribe eventually led to the convictions of two tax officers and a lawyer, but Calenda, who has changed her name to Gail Goss, cooperated with the investigation and was not charged. The investigation of Calenda was part of a broad federal probe of widespread corruption under Providence Mayor Vincent Cianci called Operation Plunder Dome. Cianci, along with two of his close associates and three others, is under indictment for corruption. He pleaded innocent to federal charges of racketeering, bribery, extortion and other corruption charges. Cianci was indicted along with his chief of staff Frank Corrente, two other former aides and a member of the Providence Towing Association. It was not clear what effect the DiLustro case would have on Cianci's case. If convicted on all counts, Cianci faces up to $2.5 million in fines and more than 100 years in prison. He was free on $50,000 bail, but restricted to traveling in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts unless on official business. Cianci is the city's longest-serving mayor. He was mayor from 1974 to 1984 but resigned after being convicted of assault. He admitted to beating a man who was having an affair with his then wife. After a brief jail term Cianci ran for mayor again in 1990 and was reelected. Since then he has been praised for bringing about a renaissance in the struggling New England capital. Copyright 2001 Los Angeles Times
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 10:06:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 10:03:55 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 10:10:15 AM EDT
Gee, didn't Clinton do the same things and everyone thought it was okay? At the same time, his subordinates in the military and law enforcement were getting nailed for similar actions.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 3:04:51 PM EDT
"At the same time, his subordinates in the military and law enforcement were getting nailed for similar actions." That was punny.
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