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Rhode Island crime news: March 2022
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3 sentenced to more than 2 years in prison for scamming older Rhode Islanders
The men from New York and New Jersey have been sent to prison for their roles in a so-called grandparent scam that cheated more than a dozen Rhode Island residents between the ages of 79 and 94 out of more than $300,000 combined, federal prosecutors said.
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R.I. man charged in laundering of more than $35m in internet fraud schemes
Craig Clayton, 73, of Cranston has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of obstruction of justice.
Grief and questions linger after apparent murder-suicide in Andover
Those close to the Robinsons described a growing distance between themselves and the couple — a space that seemed to widen further during the pandemic.
Owners of The Station nightclub finally discuss the deadly 2003 fire: ‘We certainly played a role. But the systems failed.’
After nearly 20 years of silence, Jeffrey and Michael Derderian are speaking out. ‘It’s not a redemption tour,” Jeffrey Derderian tells the Globe. “It’s about the truth”
Father of youngest Station nightclub fire victim questions why owners are finally coming forward
“I don’t understand it. I don’t understand what the motive is,” said Dave Kane, whose 18-year-old son, Nick O’Neill, died in the fire. “I think it’s to whitewash their name and to diminish the reality of what they did.”
The Station fire takes big toll on survivors
A high percentage of survivors of The Station nightclub fire have battled depression and post-traumatic stress, regardless of whether they suffered burn injuries in the deadly blaze, a study found in 2012.
STATION NIGHTCLUB FIRE | 20 YEARS LATER
20 years later, the effects of the Station nightclub fire still linger
“It even chokes me up a little now,” says one of the designers of the Station Fire Memorial Park, whose relatives were at the club the night of the 2003 fire. “Anybody that was involved is still being affected by it.”
New R.I. correctional officers’ union contract: Raises, and no changes to marathon overtime
With overtime payments, a handful of correctional officers are among the highest-paid employees in the state. In the 2022 fiscal year, 32 correctional workers made more than $100,000 in overtime alone.
New Providence Police Chief Perez names Lanni deputy chief
A finalist in the search for chief, Kevin Lanni joined the department in 1997, and was promoted to major last year. He previously led the narcotics bureau and was director of training for the police academy.