Category Archives: crime

2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids’ way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country.MORE

A wedding with flare: 2 men fined over Coast Guard search

2 men fined over Coast Guard search

Two Rhode Island men authorities say touched off a needless and expensive ocean search-and-rescue effort when they fired maritime distress flares to celebrate a friend’s wedding have agreed to pay $5,000 each to settle the case, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.MORE

Man gets 18 years for selling deadly dose of fentanyl

Man gets 18 years for selling deadly dose of fentanyl

A Massachusetts man who was the first person charged under a Rhode Island law that provides for stiff punishments for people who sell illicit drugs that result in death will spend 18 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday.MORE

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