Category: Rhode Island District

CARES Act Fraud Investigations Identify Twenty-Three Individuals Targeting Thirty-One Million Dollars | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – The United States Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Rhode Island State Police today publicly updated information…

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Convicted Fraudster Indicted for Providing False Information on Government-Backed Home Loan Application | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A North Providence woman, serving a term of federal supervised release for having conspired to use the stolen personal identity information of numerous individuals to steal nearly $400,000…

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Dominican National Admits to Trafficking Fentanyl, Health Care Fraud, ID Theft | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Dominican national living in Pawtucket faces between seven and fifty-seven years in federal prison after admitting to a federal court judge that in addition to operating a…

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Prison Inmate, Two Others Charged in Amphetamines Distribution Conspiracy | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – An ACI inmate who is alleged to have continued to operate a drug trafficking business while incarcerated at the ACI, the inmate’s girlfriend, whom he allegedly instructed by…

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Indictment Charges Pawtucket Woman with Embezzling $580,000 | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket woman was arraigned in federal court in Providence today and released on personal recognizance, charged by way of indictment with allegedly executing a scheme to defraud…

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Central Falls Man Sentenced to Thirty-Five Years in Prison for Creating and Distributing Child Pornography | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Central Falls man who admitted to repeatedly abusing a toddler that he photographed and filmed in various stages of undress, displaying her genitalia, and of him engaged…

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Central Falls Man Sentenced to Thirty-Five Years in Prison for Creating and Possessing Child Pornography | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Central Falls man who admitted to repeatedly abusing a toddler that he photographed and filmed in various stages of undress, displaying her genitalia, and of him engaged…

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Law Firm Bookkeeper Sentenced for Fraud, Identity Theft | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A former bookkeeper/office manager who admitted to embezzling more than $740,000 from a Rhode Island law firm that employed her, fraudulently collecting nearly $20,000 in temporary disability insurance…

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Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Steal and Sell Construction Equipment, Boats, and Sport Vehicles. | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Providence man, one of nine individuals indicted by a federal grand jury for participating in schemes in several states to steal and sell nearly $700,000 worth of…

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Cranston Man Admits Incinerating Providence Police Cruiser During Providence Riot | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston man admitted to a federal court judge today that he sprayed a flammable liquid into a Providence Police Department cruiser causing a fire to intensify and…

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