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Providence school district hit with open-records lawsuit over federal law...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Legal Services last week filed a lawsuit against the Providence Public...
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...
A Lincoln-based wholesaler pleaded guilty to selling more than 500,000 capsules of a misbranded drugs in U.S. District Court in Providence. His company, Tony’s Enterprise LLC, was purporting to sell an all-natural supplement designed for male sexual enhancement while actually selling sildenafil, the active ingredient in drugs such as Viagra. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Lincoln-based wholesaler admits to selling misbranded drugs

PROVIDENCE – A wholesaler operating out of Lincoln, Jeffrey Guzman, pleaded guilty to selling more than 500,000 capsules of a misbranded drugs Thursday in...
AN EAST GREENWICH woman has been charged with running a $10 million real estate fraud scheme. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

R.I. woman charged in $10M wire fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE - A Rhode Island woman who allegedly ran a $10 million fraud scheme was charged with wire fraud in U.S. District Court in...
CVS HEALTH CORP. has agreed to a civil penalty of $535,000 for allegedly filling controlled substance prescriptions even though the pharmacists should have known that the prescriptions were invalid. The company denies wrongdoing even as it will pay the fine. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS pays $535K in civil penalties over alleged filling of invalid...

PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $535,000 to resolve federal allegations that the company’s retail stores violated...
A WEST WARWICK man was indicted on several counts of tax fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion related to an alleged $14 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of roughly $6 million. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

West Warwick man indicted for $14M Ponzi scheme

WEST WARWICK – Thomas Huling of West Warwick allegedly ran a $14 million, decade-long Ponzi scheme, defrauding investors of roughly $6 million, according to...
RANDALL N. LEVSEQUE, owner of Equine Insurance Services and Randall Levesque Agency, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for wire fraud and has been ordered to pay $1.38 million in restitution to his fraud scheme victims. / COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Equine insurance agent sentenced for $1.3M fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – Randall N. Levesque, owner of Equine Insurance Services LLC and Randall Levesque Agency, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison...

Myrus appointed acting U.S. Attorney for District of R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Richard B. Myrus has been named acting U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.Myrus...
THE JUDGE OVERSEEING the CVS deal to acquire and merge with Aetna is likely to block the deal, potentially delaying it for months, the New York Post reported Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

New York Post: Judge likely to block CVS-Aetna merger

PROVIDENCE – The judge presiding over the CVS Health Corp. acquisition of Aetna Inc. is likely to block the companies from merging, the New...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin and eight other attorneys general have won a case in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Justice, stopping a rule that would prevent "sanctuary cities" from receiving the Byrne JAG grant, a federal law enforcement funding program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Kilmartin and others beat DOJ over rule blocking ‘sanctuary city’ law-enforcement...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and six other state attorneys general, as well as the District Attorney for New York City,...
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