Former official sentenced for violating probation 200 times

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The former town manager for two towns in Massachusetts has been sentenced for violating his probation more than 200 times.

The Lynn Daily item reports on Friday during a probation violation hearing in Salem Superior Court, a judge gave former Nahant and Saugus town manager Andrew Bisignani two-and-a-half years of prison with 18 months served.

Bisignani violated his probation of house arrest more than 200 times by taking trips to the mall and restaurants.

The Essex District Attorney’s office says he will face a two-year probationary period after serving the time. Bisignani pleaded guilty to charges involving procurement fraud, destroying public records and bid rigging in 2016. Under house arrest, he was only supposed to leave his home for work or appointments. Bisignani will also need to pay a $60,000 fine for the 12 charges.


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