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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...
HASAN HUSSAIN was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell and ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution to victims defrauded in Hussain's mortgage fraud schemes. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Man sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, ordered to pay...

PROVIDENCE – Hasan Hussain, 57, of Princeton, N.J., was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $1.4...
A NORTH PROVIDENCE dentist was sentenced to three years probation and 280 hours of community service per year for diverting and failing to report $1.2 million in payments from insurance carriers and patients to his practice.

R.I. dentist sentenced to 3 years probation for failing to report...

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Lawrence P. Stephenson of Lincoln was sentenced in U.S. District Court to three years probation and 280 hours per year of...

American Trucking Assoc. sues RIDOT over truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – The American Trucking Association has filed a lawsuit against Peter Alviti Jr. and the R.I. Department of Transportation, alleging that a new...
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