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Justice
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Preliminary data indicates both property and violent crimes dropped in 2014 in Providence, according to a news release. Reported incidents dropped 15 percent, according to Mayor Angel Taveras, Commissioner Steven M. Pare and Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements Jr. more
Workers don’t have a federal right to be paid for time spent in post-shift security searches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that will help Amazon.com Inc. fend off lawsuits seeking more than $100 million. more
PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
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
Fourteen people will face federal charges Wednesday morning for allegedly sending toxic prescriptions across the nation that killed dozens of people, the Boston Globe reported. more
A slew of lawyers representing parties involved with the state’s convoluted pension lawsuit pleaded their cases before Associate Justice Sarah Taft-Carter in Superior Court Thursday morning, which she’s slated to rule on at a future time. more
Sally Dowling has been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission and has been designated as chair, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Four city restaurants owned and operated by Andrew Mitrelis underpaid 17 servers and kitchen employees, a violation of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. more
(Updated 1:25 p.m.) A former executive at a subsidiary of Alex and Ani has filed a lawsuit against the jewelry company, its founder and CEO Carolyn Rafaelian, its general counsel and Senior Vice President Suzanne Kelly and Seven Swords Media LLC alleging sexual discrimination, false imprisonment, creating a hostile work environment and emotional distress. more
Gordon D. Fox, the former R.I. House speaker and vice chairman of the Providence Board of Licenses, was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for stealing $108,000 in campaign funds, accepting a $52,000 bribe and filing false tax returns. more
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