Category: Rhode Island District

Providence Man Sentenced, Faces Deportation for Possessing Nearly 2 Kilos of Cocaine | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Dominican national, who was detained moments after he claimed a package containing nearly two kilograms of cocaine shipped through the U.S. Postal Service, was sentenced on Tuesday…

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Woonsocket Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Trafficking Crack Cocaine | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Woonsocket man who led a crack cocaine distribution operation, and who attempted to disguise his involvement by having others deliver drugs that he had arranged to sell,…

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Cranston Man Admits to Role in Drug Trafficking Organization That Shipped More Than 50 Kilos of Cocaine into Rhode Island | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston man today admitted to a federal judge that he played a long-running role in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) that U.S. Postal Service Inspectors determined shipped…

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Former Newport Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A 41-year-old man who accessed and uploaded child pornography while boarding in a Newport residence has been sentenced to forty-two months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney…

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Chad Brown Gang Leaders Sentenced to Federal Prison | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four Chad Brown gang members who participated in a racketeering enterprise that targeted rival gang members with gun violence as part of what federal court filings described…

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New York Man Admits Pivotal Role In iPhone Theft Scam | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A New York man who played a pivotal role in a conspiracy that defrauded AT&T out of between $250,000 and $500,000 worth of Apple iPhones obtained from Walmart…

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Former Newport Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession Of Child Pornography | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Chelmsford, MA, man found by members of law enforcement to be in possession of more than 800 images of child sexual abuse while he was living in…

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Rioter Sentenced to Federal Prison for Torching Providence Police Cruiser | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Cranston, RI, man who admitted to torching a Providence Police cruiser when he sprayed a flammable liquid into the cruiser during a June 2020 riot in…

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Woonsocket Businessman Sentenced for Defrauding the IRS | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket businessman described in court documents as a “vital cog” in a tax fraud conspiracy that defrauded the United States of millions of dollars was sentenced…

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