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INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC, the company that operates Rhode Island’s lottery has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, seeking a declaratory judgment on whether the company can make gambling-related transactions electronically across state lines. / PHOTO COURTESY INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC

Lottery operator IGT sues U.S. Justice Department over ambiguity on Wire...

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC, the company that operates Rhode Island’s lottery games and slot machines, is suing the U.S. Department of Justice...

MENTOR Rhode Island gets $491K to develop mentorship program for at-risk...

PROVIDENCE – MENTOR Rhode Island has been awarded a $491,332 grant to support the launch of a new mentorship program to work with youths...

Providence man charged with trying to hire hitman to kill 2

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A Rhode Island man tried to hire a hitman to torture and kill two men, including a contractor he said owed...
RHODE ISLAND has been allocated $6 million from the U.S. Department of Justice for crime victim assistance programs. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. DAVID AKE

R.I. to receive $6M in crime victim assistance grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated $6 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants to assist victims of crime, the DOJ announced Tuesday. The...

East Greenwich man pleads guilty to charges related to ‘Ponzi-like scheme’

PROVIDENCE – An East Greenwich resident pleaded guilty to two counts of security fraud and one count of wire fraud in Manhattan Federal Court...
THE DOJ has reached a settlement with ChemArt folloing an investigation of a complaint of a discriminatory hiring practice and retaliation. AP FILE PHOTO/J. DAVID AKE

ChemArt settles with DOJ over discrimination and retaliation complaint

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with ChemArt Co., a Rhode Island-based manufacturing company, over claims of discrimination and...
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE has granted Central Falls $337,000 to improve school security. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Central Falls gets $337K from feds for school safety investments

CENTRAL FALLS – The city has been granted $337,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to address school violence, according to the DOJ Monday. The...
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...

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