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INTERNAL EMAILS WERE RELEASED THURSDAY by Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island as part of the organizations' ongoing argument in federal court that alleges Brown University is violating a Title IX-related consent agreement related to gender equality in Brown’s athletic programs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

RIACLU: Emails show Brown officials had desire to ‘kill’ 1998 Title...

PROVIDENCE – More than 100 pages of Brown University internal emails were publicly released Thursday as part of ongoing litigation related to a settlement...

5 charged in drug-trafficking scheme, ending cocaine ‘pipeline’ to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – An alleged drug-trafficking pipeline was shut down when five individuals were charged in U.S. District Court on July 14, U.S. Attorney for...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is a defendant in a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court of Rhode Island related to fees, housing costs and tuition collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown student files lawsuit against school over tuition, room and board...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is a defendant in a federal class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in which a student has alleged the Ivy League university...
OLEG NIKOLYSZYN, a former Providence attorney, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of theft from an employee benefit pension fund in U.S. District Court Monday. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Former Providence attorney pleads guilty to fraud, pension theft charges

PROVIDENCE – A former Providence attorney pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday for fraudulently collecting $234,586 in pension funds in the name of...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and current and former student dining-services workers, not shown, have reached a $620,000 settlement over a federal lawsuit that accused Brown of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Despite the preliminary settlement, Brown denies any wrongdoing in the case. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown, former student dining services workers agree to $620K settlement over...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has agreed to pay $620,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by current and former student dining-services workers who accused...
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...

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