Court officials have rescheduled the sentencing date for the former mayor of Central Falls, R.I., who pleaded guilty last month to corruption charges.
Charles Moreau and political supporter Michael Bouthillette pleaded guilty on Nov. 19 at U.S. District Court in Providence. Moreau was accused of taking gifts of repair work from Bouthillette in exchange for contracts to board up foreclosed homes in the bankrupt city.
WPRI.com, citing court documents, reported that both men are scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 12, reset from Feb. 5. The station said both men expect prison time from Judge John McConnell Jr.
On Tuesday, Councilman James Diossa will face former police chief Joseph Moran in a runoff election to succeed Moreau. State officials restored local control to Central Falls when the 19,000-population city exited Chapter 9 in September.