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MICHAEL CHAVES, owner of CAT Inc., an automobile transport company in East Providence, has pleaded guilty to charges of falsification of records, aggravated identity theft, five counts of bank fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and tax evasion. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Auto transport company owner pleads guilty to range of fraud crimes

PROVIDENCE – Michael Chaves, owner of CAT Inc., an automobile transport company in East Providence, pleaded guilty to charges of falsification of records, aggravated...
MICHAEL CHAVES, owner of CAT Inc. in East Providence, is facing 10 charges in U.S. District Court for alleged tax evasion, falsification of records, fraud and identity theft. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

East Providence automobile transport company owner charged with fraud, tax evasion,...

PROVIDENCE – Michael Chaves, owner of CAT Inc., an automobile transport company in East Providence, was charged with fraud, identity theft, tax evasion and...
CITIZENS BANK has been sued by a federal commission on behalf of a former employee for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Federal commission alleges violation of the ADA by Citizens Bank in...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Citizens Bank N.A. in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island for allegedly violating the...
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...
A WHOLESALER pleaded guily in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to selling the military, the U.S. government and suppliers of the U.S. government counterfeit Chinese-made goods. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Wholesaler admits to conspiracy to sell military and government knock-off goods

PROVIDENCE – Ramin Kohanbash of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to the selling of more than...

Embattled F.R. mayor has July court date

FALL RIVER – A hearing that could have led to a trial date for embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia II was postponed to July 15...
THE OWNER of a Providence-based jewelry manufacturer pleaded guilty to tax evasion on $399,593 in income in the 2015 tax year. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Providence jewelry manufacturer pleads guilty to tax evasion

PROVIDENCE – Byron Urizar, of Lincoln, owner of a Providence jewelry manufacturing company, pleaded guilty to tax evasion in U.S. District Court Friday.Urizar, who...
JILL MARTINHO, of Swansea, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to causing a loss of $557,974 to Walco Electric Co. and to willfully filing false tax returns. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Woman defrauds Providence company of over $557,000

PROVIDENCE – A Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty to defrauding a Providence company of more than $557,000 and to willfully filing false tax returns in...
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...

Nigerian nationals deported for bank fraud

PROVIDENCE – Two Nigerian nationals have been deported and two others face deportation upon release from prison after they admitted to participating in a...
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