Tue August 17, 2010
Town holds special election to replace officials facing corruption charges
Providence, R.I. – A special election will be held in North Providence to replace three former council members who resigned in May amid corruption charges.
Seven candidates will be on the ballot in today's election-- three Democrats, two Republicans and two independents. They are vying for two district seats and one at-large seat.
John Zambarano, Raymond Douglas III and Joseph Burchfield are accused of sharing in a $25,000 bribe from a local developer who sought a zoning change for a proposed supermarket. All three men have pleaded not guilty and are currently scheduled to go on trial in September.