Category: Rhode Island District

Nine Indicted in Interstate Schemes to Steal and Sell Construction Equipment, Boats, Jet Skis, ATVS | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A federal indictment charging nine individuals with allegedly participating in schemes in several states to steal and sell nearly $700,000 worth of excavators, sport boats, jet skis, all-terrain…

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Naval Pilot Admits to Coercing a Minor, Child Pornography Charges | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – Lieutenant Commander Ronald W. Zenga, 44, of Middletown, RI, a retired U.S. Navy pilot most recently stationed at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, pleaded guilty in…

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Department of Justice to Fund Rhode Island CARES Act Unemployment Fraud Prosecutor | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been allocated funding to hire an Assistant United States Attorney, for a one-year term,…

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Federal Air Marshal Employee Admits Fraudulently Receiving Disability Payments | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A former Federal Air Marshal employee admitted in federal court in Providence today that he concealed his self-employment and then his role in a Middletown-based martial arts business…

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Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced; Second Awaits Sentencing | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – An Indian national has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for his participation in a scheme to steal from the bank accounts of elderly victims across…

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Department of Justice Awards More Than $458 Million To Fight Violent Crime | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman today announced more than $1.8 million in Department of Justice grants to fight and prevent violent crime in Rhode Island. The grants, awarded…

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Justice Department Releases Information on Election Day Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Ballot Fraud | USAO-RI

Continuing a longstanding Justice Department tradition, Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: “Americans have the opportunity once again to help shape the future of this nation by…

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R.I. Slaughterhouse, Owners Indicted for Placing USDA Stamps on Uninspected Products | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A federal grand jury in Providence today returned a three-count indictment charging a Johnston, Rhode Island, beef slaughterhouse and its owners with affixing United States Department of Agriculture…

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Second Arrest in Newport in Three Days on Child Pornography Charges | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – For the second time in three days, agents from Homeland Security Investigations, members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and Newport…

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Trucking Company Owner Admits to Falsifying Driver Records | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – The owner of a now defunct Woonsocket commercial trucking company admitted to a federal court judge in Providence that he altered thousands of electronic entries in service logbooks…

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