PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former North Providence police officer has been released from prison after serving nine years of a 20-year sentence for taking part in a large burglary ring.
A spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections tells WPRI-TV that Michael Ciresi was released on parole Wednesday afternoon.
Ciresi was convicted in 2008 on nine charges including burglary and harboring a criminal. Police say he robbed homes in Pawtucket and North Providence.
Ciresi had requested early release in 2014, but was denied.
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The Rhode Island Parole Board said his parole was unanimously approved Sept. 6.