Former Central Falls mayor gets hearing in effort to be freed


A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for an imprisoned former mayor who is trying to be freed early and have his corruption conviction vacated. US District Judge John McConnell on Friday set a hearing for Feb. 28 on a motion to vacate the conviction of Charles Moreau, former mayor of Central Falls, R.I. Moreau is about halfway through a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2012 to corruptly accepting a gratuity. His lawyer cited an appeals court ruling in an unrelated case that found the charge is not a crime. Moreau has acknowledged he accepted a furnace and home renovations from a city contractor.

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