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The Justice Department will deploy 500 personnel to polling stations on Election Day, including in Providence and Pawtucket, to help protect voters against discrimination and intimidation, down from 2012 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. more
(Updated, 5:12 p.m.) The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday filed charges against the R.I. Economic Development Corp. and its bond underwriter Wells Fargo Securities, alleging fraud that stems from a 2010 municipal bond offering to finance the now-defunct video game company 38 Studios LLC. more
For the 27th consecutive month on a year-over-year basis, foreclosure petitions rose in Massachusetts in May, according to figures released by The Warren Group on Thursday. more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. more
(Updated 3:17 p.m.) CVS Pharmacy Inc. will pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that 50 of its Massachusetts stores violated the Controlled Substances Act by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances more than 500 times between 2011 and 2014. more
PROVIDENCE – The owner of Oasis Market convenience store pleaded guilty to a million-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. Sami Almuhtaseb, 45, of Smithfield, admitted in federal court on April 15 to defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition … more
A former R.I. Department of Labor and Training senior employment interviewer pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence Tuesday to conspiring to commit mail fraud, theft of government funds and accessing a protected computer to commit fraud, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Despite the theft of Nutcracker costumes, Festival Ballet Providence’s artistic director said the show will go on. more
The Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth is urging Bay State banks and credit unions to train employees to recognize signs of senior citizen financial exploitation. more
Those awaiting the start of the civil suit regarding 38 Studios LLC will have to hold out at least a couple weeks longer, as the start date has been pushed back. more
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