"Court hears testimony about district fire chief’s alleged scam" by Laura Crimaldi Globe Staff January 22, 2016
Whenever Edward A. Scigliano IV approached a North Attleborough company about using credits on the Boston Fire Department’s account, he used the same line: The commissioner said he could use the money to buy supplies for the firefighting academy.
That scenario, described in detail on the witness stand by a sales executive at Greenwood Emergency Vehicles Inc., came under scrutiny Thursday during the trial in Suffolk Superior Court of Scigliano, a district chief with the Boston Fire Department. He is accused of procurement fraud and larceny.
Prosecutors allege Scigliano, 46, devised two schemes to steal more than $46,000 from the city, then used the money to pay credit card bills and buy items like a 52-inch, high-definition television, a gas grill, and an elliptical machine....
I'm shocked, aren't you?
He's no hero.
I was going to take a stab at a few other items but decided to throw them out instead -- and yet I am somehow haunted by them.
"Former fire commissioner testifies at larceny trial" by Peter Schworm Globe Staff January 25, 2016
Former Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser Jr. testified Monday that he never authorized Edward Scigliano IV to use personal credit cards for thousands of dollars of department purchases.
Scigliano, a district chief with the Boston Fire Department, is on trial for allegedly stealing $46,000 from the city, money prosecutors say he used to pay his credit card bills and buy items such as a gas grill and 52-inch television.
Scigliano, 46, has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer Monday sought to portray the questioned transactions as legitimate attempts to improve the Boston Fire Academy....
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