Charles Moreau, the former mayor of Central Falls is a free man.
Moreau served thirteen months of a two-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to corruption charges.
However, in separate case, a federal appeals court found the same charges did not constitute criminal activity.
Moreau’s conviction was vacated on the grounds that he would plead guilty to a new charge of bribery.
U.S. Attorney General Peter Neronha says that while he’s unhappy the Moreau walked free, at least Moreau was convicted of a new charge.