Details Emerge In Boston Fraud Case

Additional details are emerging on the criminal charges facing Boston District Fire Chief Edward A. Scigliano IV, who was arraigned yesterday on charges of larceny and procurement fraud.

Prosecutors claim Chief Scigliano’s scheme involved two well known and reputable Boston area fire service vendors, Greenwood Emergency Vehicles and Northeast Rescue Systems.

Chief Scigliano’s attorney, Michael Doolin, was quoted as saying: “My client is an individual whose entire life has been devoted to service — service to his family, service to our country and service to the Boston Fire Department. He’s not guilty of these charges and looks forward to his day in court. He’s a person who has risen through the ranks. He’s a highly respected firefighter.”

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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