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FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Why did it take so long for former Providence City Councilman...

In May 2017, former Providence City Councilman Luis A. Aponte was indicted for misuse and embezzlement of campaign funds. Soon after he resigned as...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Aponte pleads no contest to embezzlement, steps down from City Council

PROVIDENCE – Former City Council President Luis Aponte pleaded nolo contendere to a felony count of embezzlement in R.I. Superior Court, Attorney General Peter...

R.I. to receive $1M in Equifax data breach settlement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $1 million as part of a settlement with Equifax Inc., following an investigation into a massive data breach...
HAROLD RUSSELL TAUB was sentenced to three years in prison and was ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution related to wire fraud and Federal Election Campaign Act violations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Former U.S. House candidate sentenced to 3 years, ordered to pay...

PROVIDENCE – Harold R. Taub of Cranston was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison and was ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution...
THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S Office and the R.I. State Police will have access to records from the Diocese of Providence related to child sexual abuse allegations dating back to the 1950s. The landmark Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is the symbol of the diocese. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

A.G.’s office and State Police get access to child sex abuse...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence to gain access...
THE U.S CONSUMER FINANCIAL Protection Bureau has reached a settlement with Freedom Debt Relief. CFPB alleges Freedom violated federal telemarketing rules by charging advance fees and failing to inform customers of their rights to funds they deposited with the company. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Freedom Debt Relief agrees to pay $20M in restitution to settle...

PROVIDENCE – The nation’s largest debt settlement services provider, Freedom Debt Relief LLC, has agreed to pay $20 million in restitution to affected consumers...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, July 15, 2019

States line up to sue opioid makers, but there’s no guarantee of a windfall or agreement on how to spend one. Every week, PBN Editor...
MONIQUE N. BRADY has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a $10 million Ponzi scheme fraud involving foreclosed properties and homes for resale. / PBN FILE PHOTO

$10M Ponzi scheme leader pleads guilty

PROVIDENCE – Monique N. Brady pleaded guilty to charges related to a $10 million Ponzi scheme fraud in U.S. District Court in Providence Thursday,...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed a bill that alters the Hospital Conversions Act to extend review of hospital acquisitions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly passes changes to strengthen Hospital Conversion Act

PROVIDENCE – A bill passed by the General Assembly over the weekend amends the Hospital Conversions Act to increase oversight time for hospital conversions...

College intern sentenced to five years for tech-support fraud

PROVIDENCE – Bishwajeet Kumar Jha, 21, a college intern from India who led a “tech support” scheme to defraud elderly individuals of their retirement...
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