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Contractor gets probation in tax evasion scheme

Contractor gets probation in tax evasion scheme

A contractor from Massachusetts who frequently traveled to Rhode Island to cash business checks at a check-cashing facility to avoid reporting or paying taxes on nearly $2 million in income has been sentenced to two years of probation, federal prosecutors said.MORE

ACLU seeks release of 2 convicted of murder based on new law

ACLU seeks release of 2 convicted of murder based on new law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island asked the state’s highest court Friday to order the release on parole of two men convicted as teenagers of murder and sentenced to life in prison, saying they are being held in violation of a new state law.MORE

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

A Rhode Island man who authorities say submitted fraudulent online applications for coronavirus pandemic related unemployment benefits in eight states while also collecting benefits in his home state has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal prosecutors said.MORE

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