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URI WOMEN'S TENNIS Coach Gordon Ernst was among those charged in a federal case related to criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities during Ernst's time as a tennis coach at Georgetown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI coach among parents, school officials charged in vast college-entrance scheme

NEW YORK – Parents, coaches and test administrators were among 46 people charged Tuesday in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants...
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...
CROSSING A LINE? New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida. Will that affect how you attend or view Patriots games?

Will Robert Kraft’s alleged involvement with a ring of prostitution in...

While it seems as if not a week goes by when a professional athlete has some manner of a run-in with the law, it...

Nigerian nationals deported for bank fraud

PROVIDENCE – Two Nigerian nationals have been deported and two others face deportation upon release from prison after they admitted to participating in a...
FIVE NEWPORT RESTAURANTS have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from National Grid and Enbridge over the gas outage in Newport in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Newport restaurants sue National Grid for damages related to gas outage

NEWPORT – Five restaurants in Newport have filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking restitution payments and punitive damages over the Newport gas outage,...

ACLU of Rhode Island settles suit against state on behalf of...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has ended its class-action lawsuit against the state claiming its Medicare Premium Payment Program kicked people...
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...

Rite Aid pays $300K for excess controlled substance prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – The state has negotiated a $300,000 settlement from Rite Aid Corp. for filling excess prescriptions of Schedule III controlled substances, the R.I....
THE U.S. SENATE has confirmed Aaron L. Weisman's appointment as U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Senate confirms Weisman as U.S. attorney for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Hours after the appointment of Richard B. Myrus as acting U.S. attorney for Rhode Island, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of...
R.I. ATTORNEY General Peter F. Kilmartin has reached a $300,000 settlement with pharmacy chain Rite Aid, which has admitted to illegally dispensing controlled substances The settlement is the result of a joint investigation by the attorney general's office, the R.I. State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

Rite Aid pays $300K for excess controlled substance prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that he has negotiated a $300,000 settlement from Rite Aid for filling prescriptions of Schedule...
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