PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A former North Providence police detective has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes including burglary and trying to take money from a stolen ATM.

Superior Court Judge Robert Krause ruled Thursday that Michael Ciresi must also serve a 25-year suspended sentence with probation. A jury convicted Ciresi in February of charges including burglarizing homes in Pawtucket and North Providence, using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and harboring a criminal. The 41-year-old Ciresi was also convicted of conspiracy and attempted larceny.

During the trial, jurors heard testimony that Ciresi gave his gun to a career criminal.

Attorney General Patrick Lynch said Ciresi endangered public safety and disgraced the police department.

AP-ES-05-29-08 1902EDT


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