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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,...
SAINT ELIZABETH Community received a $400,000 Department of Justice grant to increase and strengthen training about abuse against older individuals.

St. Elizabeth Community receives $400K federal grant for anti-elder-abuse training

WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to Saint Elizabeth Community, to increase and strengthen training about abuse...
SKEPTICS OF THE proposed CVS-Aetna merger are critical of the assertion that the average consumer will benefit from any of the combined company's anticipated cost savings. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Skeptical voices gather against CVS-Aetna merger

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. have billed their pending $67.5 billion merger as a force for positive change in the health...
THE PROVIDENCE POLICE department has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to work with The Providence Center and Roger Williams University to create a strategy to reduce recidivism in the use of emergency services by those suffering from alcohol or drug addiction and mental health issues.

PPD gets $700K Smart Policing Innovation Grant from D.O.J.

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Police Department received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Smart Policing Initiative: Smart Policing Innovation Grant, the PPD announced...
ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS filed in U.S. District Court in Providence, Richard D'Antuono of Cranston will plead guilty to charges that he embezzled between $250,000 and $550,000 from a plasterers and cement mason's union local. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

DOJ: Union local business manager/finance secretary to plead guilty to embezzlement

PROVIDENCE – Richard D’Antuono of Cranston is expected to plead guilty to charges that he embezzled between $250,000 and $550,000 in funds from a...
TWENTY-THREE INDIVIDUALS have been charged in federal court in Providence in a multistate drug-trafficking investigation that seized over 45 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Multistate drug-trafficking investigation nets 23 charges in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three individuals were charged in federal court in Providence in connection with a series of investigations that has to date resulted in...
RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a settlement in an employment discrimination lawsuit that was brought agaisnt the R.I. Department of Corrections. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOC, DOJ settle correctional officer employment discrimination suit

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Corrections to resolve a lawsuit alleging...
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