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Tuesday, 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...

Monday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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...

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

Man Sentenced for Using Stolen Identity to Defraud Medicare

Man Sentenced for Using Stolen Identity to Defraud Medicare

A Massachusetts man who used another person's identity to fraudulently obtain Medicare benefits has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Friday, Jun 22, 2018

Cambridge Police Halt International Scam, Recover $95,000

Cambridge Police Halt International Scam, Recover $95,000

Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts successfully halted an effort to scam a resident out of $95,000 in an international fraud.

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018

State Uncovers Almost $17M in Welfare Fraud

State Uncovers Almost $17M in Welfare Fraud

The state auditor's office says it has uncovered nearly $17 million in welfare fraud during the last fiscal year, a 9 percent increase over the previous year and the seventh consecutive year of higher fraud...

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017

Prosecutors: Couple Took $8M Grants for Fake Energy Projects

Prosecutors: Couple Took $8M Grants for Fake Energy Projects

Federal prosecutors say a Massachusetts couple tried to defraud the government out of more than $50 million in clean energy grants. The U.S. Attorney's office says Christopher Condron and Jessica Metivier...

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