Updated January 29 at 9:29pm
Justice
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The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
Alex and Ani LLC is being sued over the aborted sale of its since dissolved Seven Swords Media subsidiary. more
The Securities and Exchange Commission barred two Rhode Island-based brokers from the securities industry for their roles in a variable annuities scheme to profit from the imminent deaths of terminally ill individuals. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said that a “cramming” settlement has been reached with AT&T Mobility, and that the state of Rhode Island will receive $220,000. more
The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said he is pleased that a federal district court judge has struck down a state law that makes it a crime to circulate anonymous political literature. more
Cranston and Warwick are among the 50 best cities to live in, according to a survey by 24/7 Wall St. more
Colville Properties, owner of 28 rental properties in Fall River, has filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection, citing problems with the city’s crime rate, as well as fire and uncooperative bankers, according to news reports. more
Thanks to a $16.5 million settlement between the federal government and several states, Rhode Island will receive $172,513 for its Medicaid program. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has recovered more than $4.6 million so far this calendar year from individuals or employers trying to “game the system,” Director Charles J. Fogarty said in a department email newsletter. more
Bank of America Corp. must set aside $490 million of its Aug. 21 $16.7 billion settlement to cover taxes that borrowers face on forgiven mortgage debt - a step taken by the Justice Department to give homeowners relief that Congress has failed to provide. more
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