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Carlos Rafael Released
Carlos Rafael, accused of lying to federal officials about how much fish his boats were hauling in, has been released on $1 million secured bond.
A detention hearing was held Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Worcester for Rafael.
Rafael and his wife agreed to place their North Dartmouth home and th…
Rafael Charges Not Common
For some it's a shock, while others had suspicions confirmed as prominent New Bedford fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was hauled away in handcuffs by federal officials Friday.
Jim Kendall of New Bedford Seafood Consulting was caught off-guard by the accusations that Rafael had lied to the feds about…
Joyce Will Not Run
A state senator whose law office was raided by federal agents says he won't seek re-election.
Sen. Brian Joyce, a Milton Democrat, said on his Twitter account Tuesday that he would continue to work for the district but not seek another two-year term in November...
FBI Probes Senator Brian Joyce
The FBI and the IRS are conducting an investigation into Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce.
A spokeswoman for the FBI confirmed Wednesday that both agencies are conducting what she described as ``court authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation...
Scams Are Everywhere
Scam artists are everywhere and they are looking for unsuspecting residents to prey on. Locally, Dartmouth Detective Kyle Costa said thieves are calling local residents claiming to be IRS agents and saying they owe back taxes and will be arrested if they don't pay up...
Another Phone Scam
New Bedford Police are warning residents of yet another apparent phone scam.
The latest scheme seems to target elderly women, telling them over the phone they owe large sums of money to the federal government. The calls come from area code 202, which is based out of Washington, D...
Another Phone Scam?
Yet another apparent scam is working its way through another Southcoast community.
Dartmouth Police say they've fielded numerous complaints regarding phone scams where the caller poses as an Internal Revenue Service representative. The caller will go onto say the resident owes back taxes, and may eve…

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