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Melo sentenced in smuggling of profits from illegal overfishing operation

DARTMOUTH – Jamie Melo, a former captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced Nov. 5 for his role in helping Carlos Rafael...

2 men indicted in credit card skimming scheme

PROVIDENCE – Juan Jose Rodriguez-Castro and Wilberd Armando Reyes-Castro were indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 1 in an alleged scheme to...
AMOS HOUSE received a $1 million federal grant to establish the Rhode Island Re-entry Collaborative, an effort of five local organizations to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for Rhode Islanders who are transitioning back to civilian life following incarceration.

Amos House awarded $1M grant for collaborative post-incarceration re-entry program

PROVIDENCE – Amos House was awarded $1 million by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide comprehensive re-entry services for people returning to their...
RANDALL N. LEVSEQUE, owner of Equine Insurance Services and Randall Levesque Agency has been charged in federal court with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Equine insurance agent charged with $1.3M fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – A Middletown insurance agent and agency owner was charged with defrauding approximately $1.3 million from customers, insurance companies and finance companies in...

Living restrictions for sex offenders getting pushback

The release of a high-profile, convicted sex offender and his subsequent move from Massachusetts to Rhode ­Island has created a storm in a Providence...

Jackson pleads nolo contendere to embezzlement, campaign finance charges

PROVIDENCE – Former City Councilman Kevin Jackson pleaded no contest to charges related to the unlawful appropriation and embezzlement of funds from the Providence...
THE NOMINATION of federal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to take a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, pictured here, has yielded deep partisan disagreements inside and outside of Congress. / BLOOMERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Whom do you believe, Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh?

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the challenge to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court drew more than 20 million...
JAMES E. DOYLE III 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...
THE FBI said that the violent crime rate in Rhode Island per 100,000 was 232.2, a 2.9 percent decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

FBI: R.I. violent crime rate declines 2.9% Y/Y in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The violent crime rate in Rhode Island declined 2.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 239.1 per 100,000 people to 232.2 per...
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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