U.S. Attorneys Office 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 U.S. Attorney: Nine Charged in RI With Defrauding Food Stamp Program of $3M http://ripr.org/post/us-attorney-nine-charged-ri-defrauding-food-stamp-program-3m <p>The owners and employees of five Providence convenience stores have been charged with defrauding the food stamp program. The charges cap a two-year grand jury investigation.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:08:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 21207 at http://ripr.org U.S. Attorney: Nine Charged in RI With Defrauding Food Stamp Program of $3M