U.S. Attorney’s Office News

Five Rhode Island Residents Charged in Fake Opioid Prescription Scheme

Federal authorities say five Rhode Island residents have been charged with participating in a scheme to create fake prescriptions for opioid pills and occasionally use medical insurance to pay for those prescriptions. The U.S attorney’s office said Friday that the …

Massachusetts Prosecutors Seek $13M in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Boston federal prosecutors are seeking more than $13 million from a Massachusetts pharmacy co-founder who was sentenced to prison in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more. The Boston Globe reports that the U.S. Attorney’s …

Connecticut Man Gets Prison for Defrauding Investors out of $874K

A Connecticut man will spend almost four years in prison for operating an investment scheme that defrauded people of more than $874,000. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 54-year-old Anthony Sciarra, of Wethersfield, Conn., was sentenced Wednesday in Hartford federal court. …

Former Connecticut Software Company Manager Gets 2 Years for Taking $1.7M

A former payroll manager at a Connecticut software company has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after she acknowledged stealing $1.7 million from her job. The U.S. attorney’s office says 46-year-old Penny Roy, of Wethersfield, Conn., was sentenced …

Not Guilty Plea Entered by PG&E In Deadly California Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from a natural gas pipeline explosion in California that killed eight people and injured 58 others in 2010, according to court filings. The utility was indicted by …