PROVIDENCE

June 18, 2021

Three Indicted in Drug Conspiracy

Three Indicted in Drug Conspiracy as Kidnapping Investigation Continues PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) As U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents, with the assistance of Rhode Island State Police and Pawtucket Police, continue to investigate the alleged kidnapping of a postal carrier on June 1, 2021, a federal grand jury in Providence today...

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June 7, 2021

Providence: Batista Sentenced for Trafficking Cocaine

Providence Man, Modesto Batista Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Trafficking Cocaine PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) A Providence man who took possession of a package containing more than a kilogram of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico moments after it was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to the front porch...

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June 1, 2021

Pawtucket: Jonathan Reyes Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Convicted Felon, Jonathan Reyes Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) A convicted felon found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number when he was pulled over by Pawtucket Police in October 2020 for not wearing a seat belt and for driving...

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June 1, 2021

Two Indicted, Third Person Sought in Schemes to Defraud

Two Indicted, Third Person Sought in Schemes to Defraud Rhode Island Banks PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) Two Providence men indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday were arraigned today while a third person is being sought for allegedly leading schemes to create and deposit nearly a quarter of a million...

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June 1, 2021

Two Detained, Three Kilos of Fentanyl Pills Seized

Two Detained, Three Kilos of Fentanyl Pills Seized PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) Two men have been ordered detained in federal custody following a Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl pills that resulted in the seizure of more than three kilograms of fentanyl pills. According to...

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May 27, 2021

Three-Cities Nonviolence Program Launched

Three-Cities Nonviolence Program Launched; Job and Resource Fair Held for High School Students PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) As graduation day draws close, Central Falls High School seniors today participated in an employment and resource fair hosted by the Nonviolence Institute, Family Service of Rhode Island, and the United States Attorney’s Office...

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May 19, 2021

Mathew Hoard Indicted for Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Smithfield Sex Offender, Mathew Hoard Indicted for Multiple Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) A registered sex offender living in Smithfield was ordered detained by a federal magistrate judge Tuesday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with multiple child sexual exploitation offenses.  Mathew Hoard, 35,...

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May 17, 2021

Kevin Love Hubbard Sworn-In As Assistant U.S. Attorney

Kevin Love Hubbard Sworn-In As Assistant U.S. Attorney PROVIDENCE, R.I (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus today announced the appointment and swearing-in of Kevin Love Hubbard as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Rhode Island.  Mr. Hubbard has been assigned to the Civil Division of...

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April 23, 2021

Appointment of New Assistant U.S. Attorney

CARES Act Fraud Unit Bolstered with Appointment of New Assistant U.S. Attorney PROVIDENCE (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus today announced the appointment and swearing-in of G. Michael Seaman IV as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Rhode Island. Mr. Seaman has been assigned to...

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April 19, 2021

Providence: Courtney Hilaire Indicted for CARES Act Fraud

Providence Man, Courtney Hilaire Indicted for CARES Act Fraud PROVIDENCE (STL.News) A federal grand jury in Providence on Friday returned a 17-count indictment charging a local man, who used the moniker “Mr. Vacation,” with using stolen Social Security numbers and personal identifying information of numerous individuals to apply for Coronavirus...

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March 23, 2021

David Esser Admits to Leading Steroid Distribution Conspiracy

North Attleboro Man, David M. Esser Admits to Leading Steroid Distribution Conspiracy PROVIDENCE (STL.News) A North Attleboro, MA, man arrested twice for leading a conspiracy to import and distribute large quantities of steroids faces up to 40 years in federal prison and will, according to a plea agreement filed with...

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March 18, 2021

John Daniel Macintyre Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

East Greenwich Man, John Daniel Macintyre Arrested on Child Pornography Charge PROVIDENCE (STL.News) An East Greenwich man was arrested on Wednesday following a court-authorized search of his home by federal Homeland Security Investigations agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that resulted...

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