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January 2, 1991 | JERRY KNIGHT, THE WASHINGTON POST
Rhode Island's newly inaugurated governor was forced to close down 45 banks and credit unions Tuesday after the private fund that insures their deposits collapsed before a federal rescue mission could be completed. Only two hours after he was sworn in, Democrat Bruce G.
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July 3, 2000 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was election day 1988 and Patrick J. Kennedy was launching his political career with a big assist from his vast and famous family. Running for the Rhode Island Legislature at the callow age of 21, he stationed relatives--including his father, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)--outside polling places. They didn't just shake hands. The photogenic clan posed for Polaroids with voters. The young Kennedy swept to victory and, while still in his 20s, moved on to the U.S. House.
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BUSINESS
January 8, 1991 | From United Press International
State lawmakers will conduct a formal inquiry into events leading to a statewide banking crisis that shut down 45 institutions and cut off Rhode Islanders from $1.7 billion in deposits, legislative leaders said Monday. The probe will be conducted by the House Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Jeffrey Teitz (D-Newport) said his committee will be thorough in its inquiry, regardless of whether it focuses on prominent House members.
NEWS
December 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Gov. Edward DiPrete pleaded guilty in a Providence, R.I., court to bribery, extortion and racketeering, admitting he accepted $250,000 in exchange for state contracts. DiPrete, 64, was sentenced to one year in a work-release program in a plea bargain with prosecutors. In exchange for dismissal of other charges, DiPrete and his son dropped a $1.2-million lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit alleged that state prosecutors improperly withheld evidence from them.
NEWS
December 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Gov. Edward DiPrete pleaded guilty in a Providence, R.I., court to bribery, extortion and racketeering, admitting he accepted $250,000 in exchange for state contracts. DiPrete, 64, was sentenced to one year in a work-release program in a plea bargain with prosecutors. In exchange for dismissal of other charges, DiPrete and his son dropped a $1.2-million lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit alleged that state prosecutors improperly withheld evidence from them.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The former mayor of Pawtucket, R.I., was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said the man's City Hall extortion ring had violated the public trust "on a massive scale." Brian J. Sarault, who resigned in November, had pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in connection with an extortion ring that prosecutors said may have netted more than $1 million from companies and individuals seeking city contracts. U.S. District Judge Ernest C.
NEWS
August 20, 1991 | Associated Press
Mayor Brian Sarault, who faces federal extortion charges over an alleged city contracts-for-campaign donations scheme, said Monday that he will not seek reelection this year. Sarault last week was indicted a second time. He has said he is innocent.
NEWS
July 3, 2000 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was election day 1988 and Patrick J. Kennedy was launching his political career with a big assist from his vast and famous family. Running for the Rhode Island Legislature at the callow age of 21, he stationed relatives--including his father, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)--outside polling places. They didn't just shake hands. The photogenic clan posed for Polaroids with voters. The young Kennedy swept to victory and, while still in his 20s, moved on to the U.S. House.
NEWS
November 1, 1988
The House Ethics Committee is reviewing evidence turned up by the Justice Department of "serious and sustained misconduct" by Rep. Fernand J. St Germain (D-R.I.), chairman of the House Banking Committee, court papers indicate.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The former mayor of Pawtucket, R.I., was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said the man's City Hall extortion ring had violated the public trust "on a massive scale." Brian J. Sarault, who resigned in November, had pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in connection with an extortion ring that prosecutors said may have netted more than $1 million from companies and individuals seeking city contracts. U.S. District Judge Ernest C.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | Associated Press
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton has picked up the backing of Rhode Island Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun for the Democratic presidential nomination. Aides to Sundlun said Tuesday that the governor sent a telegram to Clinton last Friday promising his support. That came after New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo said that he would not seek the nomination. "The governor has worked with Gov. Clinton on occasion and has a very good relationship with him," said R. David Cruise, Sundlun's chief of staff. "He's a moderate."
NEWS
August 20, 1991 | Associated Press
Mayor Brian Sarault, who faces federal extortion charges over an alleged city contracts-for-campaign donations scheme, said Monday that he will not seek reelection this year. Sarault last week was indicted a second time. He has said he is innocent.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1991 | From United Press International
State lawmakers will conduct a formal inquiry into events leading to a statewide banking crisis that shut down 45 institutions and cut off Rhode Islanders from $1.7 billion in deposits, legislative leaders said Monday. The probe will be conducted by the House Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Jeffrey Teitz (D-Newport) said his committee will be thorough in its inquiry, regardless of whether it focuses on prominent House members.
NEWS
January 2, 1991 | JERRY KNIGHT, THE WASHINGTON POST
Rhode Island's newly inaugurated governor was forced to close down 45 banks and credit unions Tuesday after the private fund that insures their deposits collapsed before a federal rescue mission could be completed. Only two hours after he was sworn in, Democrat Bruce G.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | Associated Press
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton has picked up the backing of Rhode Island Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun for the Democratic presidential nomination. Aides to Sundlun said Tuesday that the governor sent a telegram to Clinton last Friday promising his support. That came after New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo said that he would not seek the nomination. "The governor has worked with Gov. Clinton on occasion and has a very good relationship with him," said R. David Cruise, Sundlun's chief of staff. "He's a moderate."
NEWS
November 1, 1988
The House Ethics Committee is reviewing evidence turned up by the Justice Department of "serious and sustained misconduct" by Rep. Fernand J. St Germain (D-R.I.), chairman of the House Banking Committee, court papers indicate.
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