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Justice
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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
(Updated 3:06 p.m.) Three people were arrested outside Textron Inc. on Westminster Street Thursday after blocking the entrance to the company. Two of them used bicycle locks to chain their necks to doors at the entrance. more
The owner of Oasis Market convenience store pleaded guilty last week to a million-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. more
Fifteen people who engaged in what police called a narcotics trafficking operation at Kennedy Plaza and the surrounding downtown area were arrested and charged with felony unlawful delivery, according to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. more
The state Supreme Court on Monday affirmed an earlier judgment of the Superior Court that said documents relating to a state police investigation of an underage- drinking incident at former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s Exeter property involving his son are not subject to public disclosure. more
PROVIDENCE – Lisa M. McManaman, 47, of Providence, a former registered nurse in the intensive care unit of the Providence VA Medical Center, pleaded guilty earlier this month to stealing prescription drugs from the center and failing to disclose … more
An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime starting Dec. 1 was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas. more
(Updated, 1 p.m.) The R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday announced it has agreed to a $2.5 million proposed settlement with Curt Schilling and several other defendants in the 38 Studios lawsuit. more
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