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Moreau’s status conference kept private

January 31, 2014

PROVIDENCE — There was no word on any decision regarding the case of former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau following a status conference held on Thursday in U.S. District Court.

A status conference concerning Moreau’s corruption case, for which he was convicted on a federal fraud charge, was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. before Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. Reporters were not allowed into the chambers where the conference was held.

Emerging from the courthouse to a throng of reporters waiting outside, Moreau’s lawyer, Anthony Traini, issued a terse “no comment” as he hurried away. He later told those still in pursuit that he would not speak about the case.

Jim Martin, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, also said that the office had no comment about the conference or Moreau's case.

Full story appears on Page A1 of Friday's Times.


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