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MONIQUE N. BRADY has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a $10 million Ponzi scheme fraud involving foreclosed properties and homes for resale. / PBN FILE PHOTO

$10M Ponzi scheme leader pleads guilty

PROVIDENCE – Monique N. Brady pleaded guilty to charges related to a $10 million Ponzi scheme fraud in U.S. District Court in Providence Thursday,...
A WHOLESALER pleaded guily in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to selling the military, the U.S. government and suppliers of the U.S. government counterfeit Chinese-made goods. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Wholesaler admits to conspiracy to sell military and government knock-off goods

PROVIDENCE – Ramin Kohanbash of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to the selling of more than...
RANDALL N. LEVSEQUE, owner of Equine Insurance Services and Randall Levesque Agency, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for wire fraud and has been ordered to pay $1.38 million in restitution to his fraud scheme victims. / COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Equine insurance agent sentenced for $1.3M fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – Randall N. Levesque, owner of Equine Insurance Services LLC and Randall Levesque Agency, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison...

Weisman sworn in as new U.S. Attorney for District of Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – Aaron L. Weisman has been sworn in as the state’s U.S. attorney, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 14.Weisman was nominated by...
MASSACHUSETTS U.S. ATTORNEY Andrew E. Lelling has announced the conviction of a former Rhode Island physician for his role in a 2012 Medicare fraud scheme. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Former R.I. physician convicted of Medicare fraud

BOSTON — A physician and former employee of New England Pain Management Associates, Inc. was convicted Sept. 21 by a federal jury of conspiring...
THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...
THE DEA has proposed reducing the national manufacturing quotas of several opioid medications to aid in fighting an opoid addiction epidemic in the United States. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

Justice Department, DEA propose reduction of opioid manufacturing quotas

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed reducing controlled substance manufacturing by between 7 and 15 percent in...
JAME E. DOYLE II was charged with 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each of filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

Former R.I. Sen. James E. Doyle III charged with bank fraud...

PROVIDENCE – Former state senator and businessman James E. Doyle III of Pawtucket has been charged with 31 counts of bank fraud and one...

Cranston agrees to DOJ immigration compliance

CRANSTON – Mayor Alan W. Fung, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice this week, agreeing to terms...

Providence and Central Falls file lawsuit against U.S. Department of Justice

PROVIDENCE – The cities of Providence and Central Falls have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, similar to the lawsuit Attorney General...
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