21, Jan 2015 - Godfrey to leave as executive director of Rhode Island Housing
PROVIDENCE — Richard H. Godfrey Jr., who had a turbulent 2014 as executive director of Rhode Island Housing, announced on Thursday that he is leaving the agency at the end of the month.
21, Jan 2015 - Tennessee man pleads guilty in Rhode Island arson scheme
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to his role in the burning of an occupied Rhode Island apartment building in what prosecutors called an arson-for-profit. Federal authorities and Providence officials on Thursday announced that 27-year-old Gbabia Kollie of Johnson City, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence ...
09, Oct 2014 - 10-year sentence in Navy kickback scheme upheld by federal court
(AP) A federal court of appeals has upheld the sentence of a former civilian Navy employee for orchestrating a long-running $18 million kickback scheme. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Providence, Rhode Island, upheld the sentence imposed by the district court on Wednesday. Ralph M. Mariano had asked the court to throw out ...
05, Apr 2014 - Legion of Christ lawsuit in RI allowed to proceed
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge in Rhode Island has agreed to let a lawsuit move forward against the Roman Catholic religious order the Legion of Christ, turning down an attempt by the disgraced order to end the lawsuit brought over a late Yale University professor's $1 million bequest.
01, Apr 2014 - Providence, RI Speaker: Pension settlement process 'frustrating'
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Thursday called the process to reach a proposed settlement in the legal fight over Rhode Island's pension overhaul "frustrating" and said he believes the law would withstand a challenge in court.