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NEW: Cranston Police Union Attorney Blasts Fung Proposal

Thursday, April 03, 2014

 

Following the announcement Thursday morning by Cranston Mayor Allan Fung that he would be looking to eliminate city police captains from union ranks, Cranston Police union attorney Joe Rodio responded to the proposal.

"There's a snowball's chance in hell of that happening," said Rodio.

Fung called for Cranston Police Captain Steven Antonucci to be terminated following the investigation into the ticketing scandal from last November that had been under investigation by the state police.

Antonucci also served as President of the Cranston Police Union, which prompted Fung's pronouncement that police leadership should be involved with the union.

Rodio followed up by saying, "What the Mayor is doing is an unfair labor violation. He can't unilaterally negotiate."

Rodio continued, "The union and the city just negotiated for 2012-2013. The city never put on the table the issue of captains being part of the union. We'll be going to interest arbitration on the contract for the terms and conditions."

Block Campaign Responds

"If this is a conflict of interest, Mayor Fung's just suddenly discovering this now? He's been Mayor for six years. He's had six years to deal with this," said Jeff Britt, campaign manager for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block.

"During his tenure at city hall, he's reversed all of Mayor Laffey's reforms," Britt continued. " It's not like he's a new Mayor, and just found corruption? The Chief was appointed by him. Captain Antonucci was appointed by him."

"If he wants to use conflict interest as an argument, he should not be negotiating contacts from people he was taking money from at the same time," said Britt, referring to the uncovering by GoLocal of police contributions to Mayor Fung.

 

Related Slideshow: Cranston Police Contributions to Allan Fung

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Lt. Stephen Antonucci

12 contributions from Vito Antonucci, City of Providence, Public Properties Division, Chepachet RI. Made from 2008-13 total of $825.

  • 6/16/08 $100
  • 7/28/08 $150
  • 7/28/08 $150
  • 8/22/08 $50
  • 8/22/08 $50
  • 9/20/08 $100
  • 9/20/08 $100
  • 3/07/09 $100
  • 5/18/09 $100
  • 9/13/11 $100
  • 9/29/13 $100

 

8 Contributions from Michelle Antonucci, 60 Pine Ridge Drive, Cranston (PayChex Inc. of EP as employer).  Made from 2008-2013 for $1,060.

  • 6/19/08 $100
  • 8/06/08 $150
  • 8/06/08 $150
  • 9/23/08 $50
  • 9/23/08 $50
  • 4/16/09 $200
  • 10/26/10 $60
  • 10/03/13 $500

 

2 Contributions from Gail Antonucci, 119 Woodview Drive, Cranston (Homemaker)

  • 6/18/08 $100
  • 5/18/09 $100

 

contributions from Kevin Antonucci, 70 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston (City of Cranston)

  • 7/28/08 $150
  • 7/28/08 $150
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Lt. Alan Loiselle

9 Contributions in name of Alan Loiselle, 20 Eastgate Drive, Warwick (City of Cranston as employer)

  • 6/5/08 $186.83 (In-kind, listed as “Hardware and supplies for headquarters”)
  • 6/16/08 $200
  • 6/23/08 $53.37 (In-kind, see above)
  • 7/28/08 $150
  • 7/31/08 $133.36 (In-kind, “Building materials and supplies”)
  • 5/18/09 $100
  • 9/16/08 $127.12 (In-kind, “Building equipment and supplies”)
  • 8/30/10 $100
  • 10/24/10 $50

 

1 Contribution from Robert Loiselle, Loiselle Insurance Agency, Pawtucket.

  • 10/29/08 $100

 

1 Contribution from Martin Loiselle, retired, 180 Potters Ave., Cranston.

  • 6/16/08 $100
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Lt. Carl R. Ricci

7 contributions from a Carl R. Ricci, 76 Northview Ave. Cranston (Phred’s Drugs as employer)

  • 8/20/09 $300
  • 8/30/10 $100
  • 10/30/09 $125
  • 2/25/10 $150
  • 2/23/11 $150
  • 2/21/12 $150
  • 2/21/13 $150

 

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Captain Sean Carmody

2 contributions from Sean P. Carmody, 129 Allens Ave. Cranston (City of Cranston employer)

  • 9/21/08 $100
  • 10/08/08 $200

10 contributions from Melissa Augaitis, 10 Basil Crossing, (Employer, Perspectives Corporation)

  • 6/16/08 $200
  • 3/26/09 $100
    2/25/10 $300
    8/30/10 $250
    10/17/10 $200
    2/23/11 $200
    2/29/12 $150
    6/3/13 $250
    6/25/13 $250
    9/29/12 $500

1 contribution from Maureen Carmody, same address, no employer

  • 7/28/08 $100

 

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Chief Marco Palombo

4 Contributions in name of Michelle Palombo, 4 Jennifer Circle, Cranston (homemaker)

  • 9/18/08 $50
  • 9/13/11 $150
  • 6/25/13 $200
  • 7/22/13 $200
 
 

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