Almost one year after a state-federal raid that sparked the sudden end of his political career, former House Speaker Gordon Fox is facing a three-year prison sentence as the result of an investigation charging him with bribery, wire fraud, and filing a false tax return.
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. Once he gets out of prison he’ll have to put in 3,000 hours of community service.
The federal government shutdown is having an impact on the prosecution of federal cases in Rhode Island.
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. He said they’re managing by bringing in people who are working on the most urgent cases and then rotating them as the cases change.