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Journalist Mike Stanton

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Journalist Mike Stanton

Journalist Mike Stanton

Journalist Mike Stanton

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Journalist Mike Stanton heads the investigative reporting team at The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. In 1994 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting that exposed widespread corruption at the Rhode Island Supreme Court. His new book is The Prince of Providence: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds. Vincent Cianci was a visionary mayor who presided over the city's renaissance, but he was also ruthless, corrupt and a rogue. In 1990 he made a comeback as mayor after being driven from office in 1984 by a conviction for felony assault. In 2001 he was convicted of racketeering and is now in prison.