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Central Falls settles claim with ex-police chief

August 22, 2012
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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I.—Central Falls' former police chief will accept $75,211 in a settlement with the state-appointed receiver in which he also agrees to not to serve as police chief or hold any other "nonelected" position in the city for the next five years.

The claim by former Police Chief Joseph P. Moran III was for $559,000. The Providence Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/yXauJR) that lawyers for the receiver are cutting claims to 25 to 45 percent of the original requests.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved Moran's settlement.

The fight over Moran's tenure as chief was launched last September when then-receiver Robert G. Flanders Jr. voided Moran's five-year contract.

Theodore Orson, bankruptcy lawyer for receiver John F. McJennett II, said he worried that Moran would be reappointed police chief or public safety director.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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