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Judge OK's Caribbean cruise for North Providence's ex-police chief as legal appeal plays out


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A judge is permitting North Providence's former police chief, John Whiting, to take a Caribbean cruise as he awaits the outcome of an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Whiting was convicted in 2012 of stealing $714 from the purse of a former stripper and trying to persuade a Pawtucket police officer to take the stolen cash and keep it. He has stayed in Fort Myers, Florida.

A Superior Court judge sentenced Whiting to six months in prison, plus probation, and released him on personal recognizance pending the outcome of his legal appeal.

The Providence Journal reports ( ) he's permitted a cruise to Jamaica and Cayman Islands, embarking Nov. 15 and returning Nov. 20.

A court order says the office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin did not object.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

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