Always Be Prepared

Touching story in yesterday’s Providence Journal: Apparently, the friends of John Cicilline, brother of the Providence mayor, had a little going-to-jail party for him, in order to keep his family from suffering financially from his conviction as a justice-system-manipulating shake-down lawyer. This line added some comic relief:

“It was a nice event to help a guy going through a tough time,” said [Lawyer Peter] Rizzo. “Nobody can plan for a federal indictment.”

Why not? Families plan for and insure against all sorts of contingencies. Developing some sort of backup would seem to be particularly advisable for somebody knowingly engaged in illegal activities.

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joe bernstein
joe bernstein
13 years ago

The way John Cicilline was apparently conducting business he should’ve planned on it.Nice to see little Chichi embarrassed by all this.Even his favorite a##licker Bakst couldn’t bear the stench of this episode.

Greg
Greg
13 years ago

“Nobody can plan for a federal indictment.”
The phrase “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time,” springs to mind.

Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
13 years ago

Is the rumor true that Tony Soprano was in attendance?

Andrew
Editor
13 years ago

I was thinking the same thing Greg was here. If you commit Federal crimes, shouldn’t you plan for a Federal indictment?
But apparently not, if you think you’ve got the right connections in Rhode Island politicians.

Citizen Critic
Citizen Critic
13 years ago

Senator Stephen Alves has had plenty of time to plan for a possible federal indictment. It was all spelled out for him here:
http://AlvesSucks.com

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