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HYMAN BRICKLE & SONS INC. must pay $492,236 to the federal government for violating the False Claims Act over blankets sold to the U.S. Department of Defense. / COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Woonsocket manufacturer to pay $492K for violating federal False Claims Act

PROVIDENCE – Hyman Brickle & Sons Inc. has been ordered to pay $492,236 to the federal government after both the Woonsocket-based textile manufacturer and...

After investigation, Wyatt Detention Facility agrees to provide opioid treatment to...

PROVIDENCE – The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls has agreed to provide opioid treatment to detainees in recovery after an investigation...

State settles dispute with DOJ over community-based services for disabled children

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services will change policies to ensure children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as...

USAO: 11 indicted for alleged bank fraud schemes, including 3 bank...

PROVIDENCE – Eleven individuals, including three bank employees, have been charged in alleged counterfeit checks and bank fraud schemes, acting U.S. attorney Richard B....

6 R.I. residents charged in alleged unemployment fraud schemes

PROVIDENCE – A federal grand jury has returned four indictments charging six Rhode Island residents with allegedly executing schemes to defraud unemployment agencies in...

3 charged for allegedly running a ‘grandparent scam’ on elderly R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Three men have been charged with allegedly participating in a “grandparent scam” designed to defraud 11 elderly Rhode Island residents, the U.S....
BROWN UNIVERSITY has agreed to a settlement agreement over allegations that it violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The allegations were related to university's policies on the readmission of undergraduate students seeking to return from a medical leave for mental health reasons. / AP FILE PHOTO STEVEN SENNE

Brown settles federal allegations it violated disabilities law

PROVIDENCE – Brown University reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice that resolves a finding that the...

Leader of interstate equipment theft ring pleads guilty

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The ringleader of a group that stole about $700,000 worth of construction equipment, boats, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles and trailers from...
FIFTEEN INDIVIDUALS have been charged in U.S. District Court for allegedly filing multiple fraudulent unemployment claims in Rhode Island and 10 other states. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Feds charge 15 with combined $578K in unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – Federal prosecutors announced charges against 15 individuals Thursday related to alleged fraudulent unemployment claims filed in Rhode Island and other states. The defendants...
ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY for the District of Rhode Island Richard B. Myrus announced Monday that a second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging a scheme to steal $700,000 in construction equipment, sport vehicles and boats. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

R.I. man pleads guilty to role in theft of $700K in...

PROVIDENCE – A Providence man has pleaded guilty to charges related to a scheme to steal and sell nearly $700,000 worth of excavators, sport...
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