Buddy Cianci, Former Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Hospitalized


Buddy Cianci, the former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, was hospitalized Wednesday, necn affiliate WJAR reports.

Authorities said Cianci was taken to Miriam Hospital with "severe abdominal pains" around 7:45 p.m.

Cianci served as mayor from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002. Both stints notably ended with convictions - first for assault and then for racketeering conspiracy.

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