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PROVIDENCE and Central Falls have won a challenge to conditions of U.S. Department of Justice that would have tied public safety grants to immigration policy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Judge rules in favor of cities in suit over grant conditions

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A federal judge has sided with two Rhode Island cities that challenged the conditions of U.S. Department of Justice public safety...
INTEGRATED CLASS: Coach Paul Rao, left, and coach Michael Diorio, right, work with students in an integrated physical education class at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence. 
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Birch School revamps vocational program for intellectually disabled students

Providence officials are hoping a recent court decision puts to rest the tarnished history of the Harold H. Birch Vocational School. In 2013, the U.S....

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...
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