- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Providence deputy tax collector who acknowledged manipulating tax records to avoid having his home placed on the city’s tax sale list will not serve time in prison.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Ol1UCu ) Marc Castaldi arranged with state prosecutors in April to plead no contest to filing a false document with a public official and agree to not seek re-employment with the city.

Castaldi was originally charged with accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Castaldi was arrested in 2014 after an audit revealed he adjusted the amount of interest owed to the city on his home between the 2005 and 2013 tax years.

The city agreed to not go after Castaldi’s pension in exchange for repayment of what was owed.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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