Peter Neronha http://ripr.org en RI To Become National Leader Getting Developmentally Disabled Into Jobs http://ripr.org/post/ri-become-national-leader-getting-developmentally-disabled-jobs <p>Federal investigators said an agreement announced Tuesday will make Rhode Island a national leader in integrating disabled people into the workplace</p><p></p><p>The 10-year pact grew out of an investigation last year that showed developmentally disabled were being sharply underpaid for their work.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:51:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 31705 at http://ripr.org RI To Become National Leader Getting Developmentally Disabled Into Jobs Fomer Mayor Of Central Falls Charles Moreau Walks Free http://ripr.org/post/fomer-mayor-central-falls-charles-moreau-walks-free <p>Charles Moreau, the former mayor of Central Falls is a free man.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Moreau served thirteen months of a two-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to corruption charges.</p><p>However, in separate case, a federal appeals court found the same charges did not constitute criminal activity.</p><p>Moreau’s conviction was vacated on the grounds that he would plead guilty to a new charge of bribery.</p><p>U.S. Attorney General Peter Neronha says that while he’s unhappy the Moreau walked free, at least Moreau was convicted of a new charge.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:01:18 +0000 John Bender 29814 at http://ripr.org Fomer Mayor Of Central Falls Charles Moreau Walks Free 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 Government Shutdown Affecting Federal Courts in RI http://ripr.org/post/government-shutdown-affecting-federal-courts-ri <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> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:15:58 +0000 Flo Jonic 22636 at http://ripr.org Government Shutdown Affecting Federal Courts in RI 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 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 US Attorney Neronha says prosecutions alone can't solve gun-related violence in RI http://ripr.org/post/us-attorney-neronha-says-prosecutions-alone-cant-solve-gun-related-violence-ri <p></p><p>US Attorney Peter Neronha is Rhode Island's top federal prosecutor. His office prosecutes about 40 or so gun-related cases each year, some of them with far stiffer sentences than state prosecutions. But Neronha says prosecutions are just one part of what it will take to reduce gun-related crime. He also questions the view among some in law enforcement that federal sentencing has a stronger deterrent effect in gun cases.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 10424 at http://ripr.org US Attorney Neronha says prosecutions alone can't solve gun-related violence in RI Neronha calls Moreau a reminder of warped political ethics in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/neronha-calls-moreau-reminder-warped-political-ethics-rhode-island <p></p><p>US Attorney <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/ri/">Peter Neronha</a> says<a href="http://www.ripr.org/post/former-central-falls-mayor-sentenced-2-years-prison"> the sentencing this week</a> of former Central Falls mayor Charles Moreau is a stark reminder of a blinkered view of public service held by a string of corrupt Rhode Island politicians.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:36:48 +0000 Ian Donnis 10425 at http://ripr.org Neronha calls Moreau a reminder of warped political ethics in Rhode Island Supreme Court refuses to hear Jason Pleau case http://ripr.org/post/supreme-court-refuses-hear-jason-pleau-case <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The U-S Supreme Court has decided not to hear the case of accused killer Jason Pleau.&nbsp;&nbsp; This means the case against&nbsp; Pleau can move forward in a federal court. &nbsp;<br><br>Reacting to today’s decision by the Supreme Court, United States Attorney Peter Neronha says in a prepared statement “I am obviously pleased with the decision of the United States Supreme Court.”&nbsp;&nbsp; Neronha goes on to state this means Rhode Island must surrender Pleau to stand trial in federal court.<br> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:37:43 +0000 Lydia Rogers 8279 at http://ripr.org