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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...

CDE, Winsor Hill Hauling owners sentenced for telling employees to falsify...

PROVIDENCE – The owners of two former trucking companies that carried waste and scrap metal through Rhode Island and Massachusetts were each sentenced to...
WAS THE BANKRUPTCY filing of Purdue Pharma a way the owners of the company, the Sackler family, could protect their personal fortunes from the effects of the more than 2,000 lawsuits that have been filed against the company and the Sacklers? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Did the Sackler family take money out of Purdue Pharma for...

When Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, it was in no small measure to blunt the effects of the more then...
QUESTIONS ARE GROWING about the value of the proposed settlement between Purdue Pharma and a number of states and cities suing for damages caused by the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

Purdue opioid deal may be worth less than drugmaker promised

WILMINGTON, Del. – Purdue Pharma LP’s deal to escape thousands of lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis may be provide less than...
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...

CVS is Purdue’s largest listed creditor

NEW YORK – Purdue Pharma LP told a bankruptcy court it owes almost $100 million to pharmacy-benefit managers, drug distributors and state health departments in...
Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy, hoping to avoid having to deal individually with more than 2,000 lawsuits stemming from the company's role in the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy to wipe out 2,000...

WILMINGTON, Del. – Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy with a more than $10 billion plan to settle claims that it fueled the U.S....
JASIEL F. CORREIA II, the mayor of Fall River, is facing new government allegations of extortion related to the granting process of marijuana dispensaries in Fall River, among other crimes. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Fall River’s Correia now faces charges of extortion of marijuana dispensaries

FALL RIVER – Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II has been charged with a slew of new allegations from federal prosecutors that claim...
A WIND-DOWN company for Toys R Us-Delaware Inc. has sued the state Department of Labor and Training to recoup excess self-insurance funds the company had paid to the state following the company's shuttering and firing of employees in 2018, / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys R Us wind-down entity sues DLT for self-insurance funds

PROVIDENCE – The wind-down entity of Toys R Us-Delaware Inc. has sued the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, according to federal court documents...
PURDUE PHARMA and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company related to the opioid epidemic for $10 billion to $12 billion. Who should receive the settlement money? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FEY

Who should be paid with settlement money from opioid medication producers?

On Aug. 26 an Oklahoma judge ordered health care giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for costs incurred in the...
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