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Pineda sentenced to 10 years

March 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – A city man prosecutors call a career offender has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking in oxycodone, a pharmaceutical painkiller similar to heroin.
Audi Pineda, 39, was also ordered to serve three years’ supervised release upon the completion of his sentence. He appeared in U.S. District Court this week before Judge John McConnell.
In October 2012, a jury convicted Pineda of conspiracy and two counts of possession of oxycodone with the intent to deliver, according to federal prosecutors.

Rep. Messier wants photo IDs for EBT cards

March 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – In the wake of recent revelations about fraud and abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Rhode Island, Pawtucket Rep. Mary Duffy Messier wants to require that the program’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards carry a photo ID of the recipient.
“It’s basically to prevent fraud,” in the federal program once known as Food Stamps, the Democratic lawmaker told The Times Thursday.

Local veterans take part in recent Honor Flight

March 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET — There's “tired” and there's the “good kind of tired.” It seems the 42 Rhode Island World War II veterans who participated in a recent Honor Flight would put themselves in the latter category after their whirlwind day trip to the nation's capital.


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