Category: Rhode Island District

U.S. Recovers $650,000 from Local Providers Who Billed Medicare and Medicaid for Screening Tests Not Performed | USAO-RI

Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus announced today that the United States has reached a settlement that resolves civil claims against Zaheer Shah, M.D. Park Square Urgent Care, Inc.,…

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man who took possession of a package containing more than a kilogram of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico moments after it was delivered by the…

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Cranston Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Cranston man arrested in May 2018 on state kidnapping, indecent exposure, and domestic violence charges, and later found also to be in possession of images of…

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Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Robbing Two Rhode Island Banks | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  A Weymouth, MA, man was sentenced today to four years in federal prison for robbing two Rhode Island banks. In December 2019, Kevin Donovan, 43, pled guilty…

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Operation River Fork Defendant Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Crack Cocaine | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket man, one of eighteen individuals arrested during a ten-month Project Safe Neighborhoods drugs and firearms investigation in Woonsocket, Providence, and Cranston in 2020, that resulted…

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A convicted felon found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number when he was pulled over by Pawtucket Police in…

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Pawtucket Man Admits to Attempting to Send Obscene Material to a Minor | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Pawtucket man today pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence to attempting to send obscene material to a minor. Tomy J. Fitton, 41, admitted that he…

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Massachusetts Man Admits to Trading Firearms for Fentanyl in Rhode Island | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Franklin, MA, man today admitted to a federal court judge in Rhode Island that on at least four occasions he traveled to Rhode Island and traded…

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Two Detained, Three Kilos of Fentanyl Pills Seized | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two men have been ordered detained in federal custody following a Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl pills that resulted in…

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Two Indicted, Third Person Sought in Schemes to Defraud Rhode Island Banks | USAO-RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two Providence men indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday were arraigned today while a third person is being sought for allegedly leading schemes to create…

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