Federal Judge Orders Jail Time in Bank Theft Case
Eight years after the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank was hit with a string of thefts from ATM machines, a Bulgarian man has been sentenced.
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R.M. Packer Ordered to Pay Hefty Fines for Environmental Violations
Will Sennott and Julia Wells
Two waterfront Vineyard Haven companies owned by Ralph M. Packer have been ordered by a federal judge to pay $1.3 million in fines.
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Psychic Pleads Guilty in Tax Evasion Case
Sara Brown

A South Florida woman claiming to be a psychic pleaded guilty to tax evasion in federal court in Boston this week in a case involving an elderly Martha’s Vineyard woman who was reportedly bilked out of millions.

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Wampanoag Tribal Sovereignty Case Raises Jurisdictional Questions in Federal Court
Joshua Sabatini

U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock heard the case of Aquinnah building inspector versus the Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head Wednesday and questioned whether the federal court has jurisdiction over the civil action. The outcome of the case will determine whether the town has zoning jurisdiction on tribal lands.

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