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Cianci Sauce Made No Money
For Charity in Four Years

Associated Press, by Michelle R. Smith

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/19/2014 4:53:52 AM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci´s face beams from the label of his Mayor´s Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce´s sales has been donated to Cianci´s charity scholarship fund, The Associated Press has learned. From 2009 to 2012, the sauce made a total of $3 in income, longtime Cianci adviser Charles Mansolillo told the AP. Mansolillo — Cianci´s former city solicitor and the vice president, secretary and treasurer of the company that sells the pasta sauce —

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/19/2014 7:19:37 AM     (No. 9971433)

Don´t tell me there are underhanded crooks in Providence...........

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/19/2014 7:50:56 AM     (No. 9971463)

Ya know, Mr. Auditor guy, it´s gonna be awful hard to look into our books with 10 broken fingers...

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/21/2014 4:28:46 AM     Post Reply
Is the world spinning out of control? I get asked this question a lot these days, and for understandable reasons. Look at what´s been in the news in just the last few weeks. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria´s execution videos, Scotland´s bid for secession, Russian soldiers in Ukraine. There is an unraveling taking place in parts of the world. In the Middle East, the old order that stretched from Libya to Syria has collapsed. In Russia, the rise of oil prices has empowered and emboldened President Vladimir Putin -- and he wants a makeover on the fall of the Soviet

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/21/2014 4:24:49 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/20/2014 4:58:31 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/20/2014 4:35:11 AM     Post Reply
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