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.