Plea Agreement Reached In Providence Cruiser Fire Case

A man accused of helping to set a Providence police cruiser on fire during the June 2020 riot is pleading guilty to a lesser federal charge. 

Nicholas Scaglione of Cranston agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson last week, a downgrade from a charge of attempted malicious destruction of a vehicle by fire, which carried a minimum sentence of five years. 

That is now the maximum amount of time Scaglione faces at a future sentencing.

Federal Prosecutors have called for a sentence of between 30 and 46 months.

The Judge can go along with that recommendation or he may reject it.

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