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PROVIDENCE – The owner of a local tax-preparation firm has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for under-reporting more than $1 million in income and failing to pay nearly $400,000 in federal taxes, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18, opening up more opportunities for the state’s youth, at-risk population, the governor said in a news release. more
WASHINGTON – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and his Massachusetts counterpart, Martha Coakley, this month joined a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a newly proposed rule for reducing air pollution from passenger cars and trucks. more
NEW BEDFORD – Attorney General Martha Coakley met with South Coast education and community leaders last week to discuss how to help students become “educated consumers” for higher education, specifically as it relates to for-profit schools. more
PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis last week warned Rhode Island LLCs to be wary of a direct-mail solicitation from an nonexistent entity calling itself “Rhode Island Corporate Compliance.” The latest notice comes just two months after the company mailed a similar letter to for-profit corporations. more
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Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute. more
BOSTON – Barclays Bank PLC will pay $36.1 million to settle allegations that it financed, purchased, and securitized residential loans that were “presumptively unfair” under Massachusetts law, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
BOSTON – A group of businesses that advertised themselves as nonprofit foreclosure-prevention organizations was sued for allegedly soliciting and spending more than $350,000 in illegal advance fees from distressed homeowners, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week filed suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for ignoring the “devastating economic impact” of the federal government’s recent enforcement and regulation of the fish stock, as well as the alleged use of “flawed” science to over-restrict the state’s fishing industry. more
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