PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider whether the pension of a top aide to ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci should’ve been reduced.
Former city employee Frank Corrente was convicted as part of a federal investigation into corruption in City Hall, called Operation Plunder Dome. Cianci was also convicted.
The city’s retirement board reduced Corrente’s pension for dishonorable service.
A Superior Court justice, at the board’s request, confirmed that decision.
The Supreme Court vacated that decision Monday and remanded the matter back to Superior Court. It says the court didn’t have jurisdiction when adjudicating the matter in 2011.
The legislature later gave the court jurisdiction for municipal employee pension revocation and reduction cases.
The Supreme Court didn’t say whether Corrente’s pension should’ve been reduced.
A message for Corrente’s lawyer wasn’t immediately returned.