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Better Markets applauds Supreme Court decision on liability of fraud

PROVIDENCE – Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for the public’s interests in financial markets, applauded a new U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case...
JILL MARTINHO, of Swansea, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to causing a loss of $557,974 to Walco Electric Co. and to willfully filing false tax returns. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Woman defrauds Providence company of over $557,000

PROVIDENCE – A Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty to defrauding a Providence company of more than $557,000 and to willfully filing false tax returns in...
ANDREW LELLING, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, says CareWell Urgent Care Centers has agreed to pay $2 million in the wake of allegations it had defrauded Medicare and Medicaid in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Urgent-care company with R.I. site agrees to pay $2M in false-billing...

BOSTON – An urgent-care company with locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations it defrauded Medicare...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE announced that they had arrested 62 people and issued a warrant for 26 more people for allegedly obtaining public assistance fraudulently worth nearly $500,000..

88 suspects in R.I named for alleged public assistance fraud of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police announced Thursday that it has identified 88 suspects who allegedly collected $469,000 in public assistance fraudulently over the...
FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia II was recalled by 62 percent of Fall River voters, but won an election on the same ballot by 241 votes. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

WJAR: Fall River’s Correia recalled, re-elected

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II was both recalled and re-elected Tuesday, according to WJAR-TV NBC 10.Despite 62 percent of votes recalling...
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...
HASAN HUSSAIN was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell and ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution to victims defrauded in Hussain's mortgage fraud schemes. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Man sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, ordered to pay...

PROVIDENCE – Hasan Hussain, 57, of Princeton, N.J., was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $1.4...

Embattled Fall River mayor fights recall effort

FALL RIVER – Embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia II wants to keep his job and is asking people not to support a recall effort.Correia, facing...
JAMES E. DOYLE II has pleaded guilty to 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each of filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return for a check-kiting scheme that lasted from 2013 to 2016. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

Doyle pleads guilty to bank fraud, tax crimes

PROVIDENCE – Little more than a month after being charged by the federal government with 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each...
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...
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