Former Providence Personality Pleads Guilty To Insurance Fraud
May 25, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Former CITADEL AC WWLI (LITE ROCK 105)/PROVIDENCE personality TANYA CRUISE has reached a plea deal with prosecutors and will plead guilty to insurance mail fraud and conspiracy charges, reports the ASSOCIATED PRESS. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors will recommend that CRUISE, whose real name is LORI SERGIACOMI, be sentenced on the low end of the appropriate punishment range. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for conspiracy and up to 20 years for mail fraud.
SERGIACOMI, former NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI Council Pres. JOHN ZAMBARANO, ROBERT RICCI and insurance adjuster VINCENT DIPAOLO were charged with intentionally damaging SERGIACOMI's home and pool and blaming it on a fictitious wind and rain storm, then filing a claim for $40,000.
The move, allegedly proposed by ZAMBARANO and DIPAOLO, was made to try and recover through insurance for damage actually caused by flooding, which was not covered by insurance. RICCI is set to pleaded guilty on JUNE 1st and DIPAOLO has pleaded not guilty; ZAMBARANO has been sentenced to almost six years in prison on insurance and corruption charges.