Receiver voids police commander’s medical coverage


State-appointed receiver Robert G. Flanders Jr. has voided a deal that provided full lifetime medical coverage for a retired police official.

The Providence Journal reported that Flanders voided the deal Tuesday. It was agreed to in April 2010 by police Cmdr. Rudolph J. Legenza and Mayor Charles D. Moreau.

Flanders has been cutting costs to bring Central Falls out of bankruptcy.

Legenza told The Associated Press Wednesday morning he is waiting to formally hear from Flanders before deciding whether to fight the receiver’s decision.

Legenza, 65, retired on Dec. 31, 1999, after serving 27 years. In the 1980s, he and his partner, the late Mike White, gained prominence for tracking a multimillion-dollar Colombian drug network that had links to the city.

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