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Former Speaker Fox in federal prison

Rhode Island - The former Speaker of the House Gordon Fox arrived in Canaan federal prison in Waymart , Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon to begin serving his sentence of three years on charges of bribery and mail fraud . The prison houses 131 prisoners and is about 400 miles from Providence . At once powerful politician of 53 years was assigned the number 09914-070 according to the Bureau of Prisons
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Ex-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges

Posted: Mar 03, 2015 8:28 AM ESTUpdated: Mar 03, 2015 10:23 AM EST By Associated Press Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has agreed to plead guilty to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. The details from the court documents bring an end to nearly a year of speculation about what the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and state police were investigating when they raided Fox's home and Statehouse office March 21, 2014. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for noon in District…
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Politics

Block Makes Statement On Ethics In Ri Politics

Providence, RI - Today, Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block called for the need to change how politicians operate in Rhode Island. Citing the contributions Treasurer Raimondo, Mayor Fung, and Mayor Taveras made to Speaker Fox, as well as Treasurer Raimondo's and Mayor Taveras' walking with Speaker Fox in his district, all while allegations of pay-to-play and corruption in the 38 Studios deal and PEDP Loans were being made, Mr. Block said, "We need a change agent as Governor, and these career politicians kissed the brass ring of power despite the stench of 38 Studios." Additionally, Mr. Block highlighted the fact that…
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