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DRAFTKINGS AND FANDUEL, two of the most successful startups in daily fantasy-sports betting, have terminated their proposed merger after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission voiced antitrust concerns last month.

DraftKings, FanDuel declare proposed merger dead

PROVIDENCE – Fantasy-sports betting rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have announced an end to their bid for a merger, after federal regulators blocked the proposal...
OVER 400 PEOPLE were arrested in a government crackdown on health care fraud. /BLOOMBERG FILE HPTO/KIYOSHI OTA

6 arrested in R.I. as part of $1.3B health care fraud...

NEW YORK - More than four hundred people were charged in a sweeping crackdown on health care fraud that cost taxpayers $1.3 billion, in...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY last week approved legislation establishing a criminal offense for residential-mortgage fraud. The bill, backed by R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, above, makes residential-mortgage fraud a felony. Guilty offenders face imprisonment up to 10 years, a fine of $10,000, or both. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

General Assembly approves bill making residential-mortgage fraud a felony

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly last week approved legislation establishing a criminal offense for residential-mortgage fraud. The bill, backed by R.I. Attorney General Peter...
RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin was among the many Attorneys General who settled two separate filed complaints with Target Corp. and Johnson and Johnson this month. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. receives approximately $500K from national settlements in May

PROVIDENCE - Two national settlements have returned money to Rhode Island’s coffers this month. A spokesperson for Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s office confirmed...
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Kilmartin seeks expanded Medicaid-fraud authority to fight home health care abuse

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia to urge the federal government...
Governor Gina Raimondo addressing a crowd at URI. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Judge rules against Raimondo’s request for 38 Studios documents

(Update): This story has been updated to include comments from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin.  PROVIDENCE – A R.I....
ACCESS DENIED? Owners of seven lots along the Misquamicut beachfront are fighting state attempts to gain public access to property in front of their homes. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

R.I. Supreme Court: Westerly beachfront property will remain private

WESTERLY – The R.I. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Westerly landowners, who want to keep about 2.5...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin objects to the release of grand jury material related to 38 Studios LLC. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin objects to release of 38 Studios grand jury documents

PROVIDENCE – The state attorney general on Tuesday filed a legal objection to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s petition to release 38 Studios LLC grand jury...
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