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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...
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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