Boston District Chief Sentenced to Probation

Boston District Chief Edward Scigliano IV, 46, who was convicted earlier this month of stealing $46,000 from the city was today sentenced to three years of probation, 750 hours of community service, and ordered to pay restitution to the city within two years.

Scigliano was convicted of procurement fraud and larceny for his involvement in dealings with city contractors. Attorney General Maura Healey was quoted as saying “This defendant abused his position as a public employee by stealing tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars that should have gone to serving the residents of the City of Boston.”

Michael Doolin, who represented Scigliano, was quoted as saying that judge’s sentence reflected his client’s “significant service that he had given to the community in the past. I thought it was a tremendously well-reasoned sentencing.”

Scigliano remains on an unpaid leave of absence from the Boston Fire Department. More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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