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Pawtucket man sentenced to 2.5 years in jail for role in...

PROVIDENCE – Shawn Whitfield, of Pawtucket, has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing scam that was...
TWO PROVIDENCE RESIDENTS pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding the state and federal government for roughly $450,000 over a two-decade period in U.S. District Court

Two-decade con yielded $450,000 until feds caught up to them

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. accepted the guilty pleas of a Rhode Island couple for defrauding the U.S. government...
MICHAEL CHAVES, owner of CAT Inc. in East Providence, is facing 10 charges in U.S. District Court for alleged tax evasion, falsification of records, fraud and identity theft. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

East Providence automobile transport company owner charged with fraud, tax evasion,...

PROVIDENCE – Michael Chaves, owner of CAT Inc., an automobile transport company in East Providence, was charged with fraud, identity theft, tax evasion and...

R.I. man charged with defrauding investors in Ponzi scheme

PROVIDENCE – David Wagner of East Greenwich and Downing Partners LLC and its subsidiaries have been charged with defrauding investors out of millions of dollars.Separate...

College intern sentenced to five years for tech-support fraud

PROVIDENCE – Bishwajeet Kumar Jha, 21, a college intern from India who led a “tech support” scheme to defraud elderly individuals of their retirement...

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...
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