A federal grand jury indicted Warwick-based tax preparer Ray Petrarca, owner of Stratus Financial Group at 3220 Post Road, on Tuesday, on charges of preparing and filing fraudulent tax returns in the names of his clients.
Sami-Joe Daou, 27, of Warwick, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence Thursday to possessing and distributing child pornography, and faces 5-20 years in federal prison at his sentencing in February.
A Central Falls man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Providence to being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2015, when a RI State Trooper caught him with a loaded 9MM Baikal Makarov IJ-70 pistol while he was riding in a car on Rte. 95 in Warwick.
A Cranston man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to detonating a pipe bomb he built from parts purchased in Warwick Oct. 18, 2015 then used it to destroy a refrigerator in a gravel pit in West Greenwich.