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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
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
Rhode Island and 30 other states reached a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies who have agreed to pay $6 million, of which the Ocean State would receive about $90,000. 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
Twenty-two states have rallied around Texas in its legal challenge to RadioShack’s plan to sell personal data on 117 million customers. more
The owner of Alhambra Building Company has been sentenced to two years probation for failing to pay workers prevailing wages and filing false claims in order to collect more than $1.8 million in federal funds during a West Warwick textile mill renovation project. more
R.I. Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein has approved the state’s $4.37 million settlement with the law firm Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd., denying objections by a number of other defendants in the 38 Studios lawsuit who challenged the constitutionality of the proposed settlement. more
An HIV-positive man has filed a lawsuit in federal court because he said HealthSource RI forces him to pay for women’s abortions as a condition to obtain health insurance through the state exchange. more
A case alleging racial and gender discrimination in the denial of a professor’s promotion has cost the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth nearly $1.2 million, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Bank of America Corp.’s record settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of mortgage bonds in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis will be announced as soon as Thursday, two people with knowledge of the matter said. more
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