u.s. department of justice http://ripr.org en Jason Pleau sentenced to life in prison for Woonsocket murder http://ripr.org/post/jason-pleau-sentenced-life-prison-woonsocket-murder <p>The murder case that pitted Gov. Lincoln Chafee against federal prosecutors over the issue of the death penalty has been closed with a life prison sentence for Jason Pleau, who shot and killed a Woonsocket gas station manager in 2010.</p><p>Pleau was sentenced to life without parole in U.S. District Court by Judge William E. Smith. Pleau, 35, of Providence, shot David Main at close range as Main approached the doorstep of a Woonsocket bank where he was to have deposited the gas station receipts.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:45:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 23780 at http://ripr.org Westerly Hospital Settles with DOJ Over Doctor-Hospital Deal http://ripr.org/post/westerly-hospital-settles-doj-over-doctor-hospital-deal <p>Westerly Hospital has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over agreements it made with doctors not to compete for business. Westerly officials haven’t admitted wrongdoing, but the hospital’s arrangement with doctors may have contributed to higher patient costs.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:23:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17399 at http://ripr.org Westerly Hospital Settles with DOJ Over Doctor-Hospital Deal