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Employee charged with defrauding R.I. small business

PROVIDENCE – An accounts-payable clerk for Décor Craft Inc. was charged with misappropriating about $302,000 for personal use and for use by an acquaintance,...

Pawtucket man sentenced to 2.5 years in jail for role in...

PROVIDENCE – Shawn Whitfield, of Pawtucket, has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing scam that was...
INDICTED FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia will stand for reelection in November after finishing second in a qualifying special election held Tuesday in Fall River. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Herald News: Correira on mayoral ballot again

FALL RIVER – Despite facing a series of federal indictments, Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II will be back on the ballot for...
JASIEL F. CORREIA II, the mayor of Fall River, is facing new government allegations of extortion related to the granting process of marijuana dispensaries in Fall River, among other crimes. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Fall River’s Correia now faces charges of extortion of marijuana dispensaries

FALL RIVER – Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II has been charged with a slew of new allegations from federal prosecutors that claim...

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...

Johnston jewelry distributor charged with wire fraud, identity theft

PROVIDENCE – Gerald Kent, 51, owner and operator of Kent Jewelry in Johnston, was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting U.S....

Former FOP president pleads guilty to misusing $71K in union funds

PROVIDENCE – Retired Newport Police Sgt. Christopher Hayes has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court for misusing nearly $71,500...

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