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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...
ASPEN AEROGELS' patent for aerogel composite with fibrous batting was found valid by a U.S. Court of Appeals.

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Aspen Aerogels patent

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a 2018 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that determined...

Father and son jailed for fraudulent sales to defense subcontractor

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island businessman and his son received prison terms Wednesday after pleading guilty to fraudulently selling substandard titanium to a Connecticut...
THE JUMP BIKE program in Providence is being put on pause due to reports of the bikes being stolen. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence JUMP bike program temporarily pulled following vandalism and theft

PROVIDENCE – The JUMP bike program in Providence will temporarily go offline following reports of vandalism and theft of the bikes, the Providence Mayor’s...
ALEX AND ANI has voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Bank of America. Above, Alex and Ani founder and CEO Carolyn Rafaelian. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Alex and Ani dismisses lawsuit against BofA

PROVIDENCE – Alex and Ani LLC has voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Bank of America that alleged sexism, ageism and discriminatory lending practices. The...
NOAA HAS SETTLED its civil case against Carlos Rafael, known as the "Codfather," for $3 million and requirements that Rafael relinquish his permits and divest from his fishing assets. NOAA said the settlement will speed up the return of Rafael's assets to productive use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS

Civil case against ‘Codfather’ settled for $3 million and a divestiture...

NEW BEDFORD – The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it had settled the federal civil case against Carlos Rafael and his fishing...
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...
PUSHED OUT: It took two years after his indictment for embezzlement for Providence City Councilman and former President Luis A. Aponte to be removed from the council.
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It should not have taken two years to remove Aponte from...

What is most amazing is not that former Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a felony count of embezzlement...
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