US Attorney http://ripr.org en Cranston Estate Planner Sentenced Six Years For Fraud Scheme http://ripr.org/post/cranston-estate-planner-sentenced-six-years-fraud-scheme <p>Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role as architect of an investment scheme that exploited the terminally ill.&nbsp; Once he gets out of prison he’ll have to put in 3,000 hours of community service.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:35:40 +0000 Flo Jonic 26358 at http://ripr.org Cranston Estate Planner Sentenced Six Years For Fraud Scheme Rhode Island Developer Baccari Indicted http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-developer-baccari-indicted <p>Noted Rhode Island developer Richard Baccari has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy and one count of bribery, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday.</p><p>The federal prosecutors allege that Baccari paid $50,000 in bribes to North Providence political leaders to purchase their votes to win a town zoning change to clear the path for development of a Stop &amp; Shop supermarket.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay sat down with Dave Fallon to dissect the charges against Baccari.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:28:11 +0000 Scott MacKay & Dave Fallon 23691 at http://ripr.org Federal Prosecutors Feel Pinch of Shutdown http://ripr.org/post/federal-prosecutors-feel-pinch-shutdown <p>The federal government shutdown is having an impact on the prosecution of federal cases in Rhode Island.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha has had to furlough a third to a half of his 45-person staff because of the federal government shutdown.&nbsp; He said they&rsquo;re managing by bringing in people who are working on the most urgent cases and then rotating them as the cases change.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:23:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 22595 at http://ripr.org Federal Prosecutors Feel Pinch of Shutdown