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Latin Kings Member Headed To Prison
A member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after admitting to selling drugs in New Bedford.
Thirty-one year old Virgilio Adorno, also known on the street as "Trigga," pleaded guilty in August to selling crack cocaine...
Carlos Rafael Sentencing Delayed To September
BOSTON (AP) _ The sentencing of a fishing magnate dubbed ``The Codfather'' will have to wait until September.
Carlos Rafael was indicted on more than two dozen counts, including tax evasion and falsifying fishing quotas, last year. Officials report his sentencing has been pushed back from F…
New Bedford Seafood Manager Indicted for Tax Evasion
BOSTON — A New Bedford seafood manager was charged today in federal court in Boston for failing to report $75,000 in earnings on his tax returns.
Orlando Cardoso, 44, of New Bedford, was indicted on two counts of filing a false income tax return...
Fall River Man Sentenced for Cocaine, Heroin Distribution
BOSTON — A Fall River man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston in connection with a wide-ranging conspiracy that distributed cocaine and heroin throughout Bristol County and Providence, Rhode Island.
Nuno Fonseca, also known as “Farigno,” 38, of Fall Rive…
Taunton Trio Get Federal Time In Heroin Scheme
A Taunton man who authorities say attempted to continue his heroin business while in jail, has been sentenced to almost five years in federal prison.
The U-S Attorney's Office says 28 year old Nathan Pinho was awaiting trial on firearms and drug charges in August 2015 when he wrote his girlfriend, Ad…
Westport Trash Company Owner Charged with Fraud
BOSTON – The owner of a trash company was charged Friday in federal court in Boston in connection with defrauding the operator of the Fall River Landfill out of approximately $473,000 in disposal fees.
Stephen P. Aguiar, Jr., 47, of Westport, was charged with three counts of mail fraud...
Walmart Settles Same-Sex Health Insurance Case
Lawyers for a former Walmart employee who sued the retail chain for denying her same-sex spouse health benefits have asked a federal court judge to approve a $7.5 million class-action settlement.
Jacqueline Cote of New Bedford sued Walmart in 2015, saying the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company repea…
Rehoboth Woman Found Guilty Of Social Security Fraud
A Federal jury in Boston has convicted a Rehoboth woman of illegally receiving more than $29,000 in Social Security benefits.
Forty-four year old Joanna Boyer was convicted on one count of Social Security fraud, two counts of making false statements, and one count of theft of public money...
Aaron Hernandez Sues Dallas Phone Company
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has sued a company after some of his jailhouse phone calls were apparently listened to by an unknown person.
Hernandez's lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston charges Dallas-based Securus Technologies Inc...
Mendes Will Not Coach In Youth Football Program
Sharik Mendes will not be coaching a New Bedford Bears youth football team this fall.
Mendes has drug charges pending in Federal Court in Boston.
A judge had left open the possibility that Mendes might coach this upcoming season, but co-founder Danial Conceicao tells WBSM News he spoke with Mendes abo…

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