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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…
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...

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