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East Greenwich woman sentenced to 70 months in stolen valor case

PROVIDENCE – An East Greenwich woman who admitted to fraudulently claiming to be a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with lung cancer who falsely accepted...

Prosecutors press forward after uncovering $8.9M in COVID-19 relief fraud across...

PROVIDENCE – It started with a phone call to a local police department. A resident warned that two local businessmen had applied for federal...
A TEXAS MAN has pleaded guilty in a Rhode Island federal court to his role in an online romance scam in which elderly women were cheated out of more than $1.6 million by someone pretending to be an Army general. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Texas man admits role in scamming $1.6M from R.I. woman and...

PROVIDENCE – A Texas man has pleaded guilty to his role in an online romance scam in which elderly women – including a Rhode...
SARAH JANE CAVANAUGH, 31, of East Greenwich, will plead guilty to federal charges that she fraudulently claimed to be a cancer-stricken U.S. Marine Corps. veteran and received more than $250,000 in benefits. / COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Woman to plead guilty to federal stolen valor charges

PROVIDENCE – Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, a Warwick woman who was charged back in March by the U.S. Attorney’s office for allegedly fraudulently claiming to...

3 men plead guilty to scamming R.I. seniors out of $350K

PROVIDENCE – Three men pleaded guilty to scamming 14 elderly Rhode Island residents out of more than $350,000, U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Cunha said...

CVS settles COVID-19 vaccine registration portal claims

PROVIDENCE – CVS Pharmacy Inc. has reached a settlement over allegations its COVID-19 vaccine registration portal was not accessible to people with disabilities, the...

Providence man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – A city man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for submitting fraudulent online applications seeking pandemic-related unemployment benefits from eight states, while...
OLEG NIKOLYSZYN, a former Providence attorney, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of theft from an employee benefit pension fund in U.S. District Court Monday. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Business executive to admit to failing to turn over $1M in...

PROVIDENCE – A vice president of two city businesses has agreed to plead guilty to failing to turn over more than $1 million in...

Providence man pleads guilty to defrauding food suppliers of $832K

PROVIDENCE – A city man on Friday pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and assault of a federal officer after police say...

R.I. crime lab gets $297K to curb gun backlog

PROVIDENCE – The Justice Department on Monday awarded a $297,000 Project Safe Neighborhoods grant to the R.I. State Crime Laboratory to reduce a backlog...
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