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Justice
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State and federal environmental agencies on Thursday filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island seeking financial relief from dozens of businesses, municipalities and federal agencies it says are responsible for the costs to clean up a defunct hazardous-waste site in Lincoln and Cumberland. more
Washington County residents are getting the most value for the property taxes they pay, according to SmartAsset’s latest study. more
There are estimates that the global economic impact of cybercrime is around $300-$400 billion annually. And on a recent trip to Silicon Valley, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter highlighted that a recent intrusion of the Joint Chiefs of … more
Ballet companies from as far away as Mobile, Ala., and Kansas City, Mo., and as nearby as Warwick are loaning costumes so the Festival Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker can go on after more than 50 costumes worth approximately $30,000 were stolen from the company’s storage facility in Pawtucket. more
(Updated 9:25 a.m.) The proposed affiliation between LMW Healthcare, also known as Westerly Hospital, and Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. has been approved with conditions, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday. more
A 57-year-old Warwick woman pleaded no contest recently to Medicaid fraud for submitting false bills for patient incontinence supplies, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranks 17th in the U.S. on a list from WalletHub featuring the places most likely to be affected by identity theft and fraud. more
Volkswagen AG and drivers suing the company in the U.S. over its diesel-cheating scandal won final approval of their $14.7 billion settlement to resolve what’s likely to be the largest portion of VW’s civil liability worldwide. more
A 48-year-old Cranston resident was sentenced Friday to serve 36 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, wire fraud, theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft. more
Outreach efforts by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Department of Corrections director A.T. Wall have led to “Road Map to Reentry: Community Workforce Development,” a summit geared toward educating Rhode Island business owners, employers and hiring managers about the financial incentives and benefits of hiring ex-offenders. more
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