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Dec 13, 2018

Officials Certify Signatures to Remove Fall River Mayor

Officials Certify Signatures to Remove Fall River Mayor

Officials have certified more than 4,000 signatures gathered in an effort to recall a Massachusetts mayor charged in a federal fraud case. The Fall River City Clerk's office announced Wednesday the Board...

Dec 6, 2018

Worcester Man Avoids Jail for Time for Fraud Marriage

Worcester Man Avoids Jail for Time for Fraud Marriage

A Massachusetts man who entered into six sham marriages to help foreign-born women skirt U.S. immigration laws has avoided prison. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Peter Hicks, of Worcester, was sentenced...

Nov 27, 2018

Police: Email Scam Targeting Parishioners in Duxbury

Police: Email Scam Targeting Parishioners in Duxbury

Police in Duxbury, Massachusetts are warning residents of a scam that targets parishioners via email. Officials received reports of a person using a fake church email address in an effort to receive money...

Nov 14, 2018

Group Pushing for Recall of Mayor Collects 4,000 Signatures

Group Pushing for Recall of Mayor Collects 4,000 Signatures

Organizers behind an effort to recall a Massachusetts mayor charged in a federal fraud case say they have collected enough signatures to start the process. The Herald News reports that organizers said...

Oct 16, 2018

'I'm Innocent': Fall River Mayor Denies Federal Charges

'I'm Innocent': Fall River Mayor Denies Federal Charges

Walking out to cheers from his supporters, a Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal charges remained defiant as he spoke to members of the media Tuesday morning ahead of a city council meeting later...

Oct 15, 2018

Fall River Mayor Served Eviction Notice Following Arrest

Fall River Mayor Served Eviction Notice Following Arrest

The embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, has been served a notice to evict from his home, authorities confirmed Monday.

Oct 12, 2018

Baker Calls on Fall River Mayor to 'Step Aside' After Arrest

Baker Calls on Fall River Mayor to 'Step Aside' After Arrest

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on the mayor of Fall River to step aside following his arrest Thursday on fraud charges.

Oct 11, 2018

PD: Check Cashing Fraud Targeting Boston University Students

PD: Check Cashing Fraud Targeting Boston University Students

Three incidents of a check cashing fraud have been reported by Boston University students, the university police said in a crime alert. According to police, the most recent incident occurred on Oct.

Oct 11, 2018

Young Mass. Mayor, 26, Stole From Investors: Feds

Young Mass. Mayor, 26, Stole From Investors: Feds

A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was arrested Thursday and charged with defrauding investors in a company he formed out of more than $230,000 and using the funds to enhance his political...

Oct 2, 2018

Mass. Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Dead Mother's Benefits

Mass. Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Dead Mother's Benefits

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $155,000 worth of her dead mother's Social Security benefits.

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