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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...
WELLS FARGO WILL pay Rhode Island $1.2 million as part of a $575 million, 50-state settlement over claims that the bank violated consumer protection laws in several capacities. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

R.I. to receive $1.2M from $575M national settlement with Wells Fargo

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million from a $575 million, 50-state settlement with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. over states' claims that the...

Galvin reaches $1 million settlement with MetLife for Mass. pensioners

PROVIDENCE – Insurance giant MetLife Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million and other costs to settle allegations that the company wrongly designated hundreds...

Providence VA Medical nurse admits to fraudulently obtaining opioid prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center nurse pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 7 to charges that he fraudulently obtained and tampered...
THE JUDGE OVERSEEING the CVS deal to acquire and merge with Aetna is likely to block the deal, potentially delaying it for months, the New York Post reported Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

New York Post: Judge likely to block CVS-Aetna merger

PROVIDENCE – The judge presiding over the CVS Health Corp. acquisition of Aetna Inc. is likely to block the companies from merging, the New...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCILMAN Kevin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years with one and a half years to serve after pleading no contest to charges of embezzlement and campaign finance violations in October. COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Jackson, former Providence councilman, sentenced to 10 years, 1.5 years to...

PROVIDENCE – Former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years, with one and a half years to serve and the remainder...
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