The top adviser to former Pawtucket, R.I., Mayor Brian J. Sarault was sentenced last week to serve more than four years in a federal prison for running a crime ring out of the mayor's office.

Paul J. Savoie, the mayor's chief adviser, pleaded guilty to two counts of racketeering and accepting bribes. He becomes the fifth member of Mr. Sarault's administration to be convicted, joining Mr. Sarault; Louis Simon, a former director of public works; Lou Martin, the mayor's former campaign finance chairman; and Robert Force, a former police captain.

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