PROVIDENCE, R.I.—An arraignment date has been set for the owner of a Rhode Island estate planning company and a staffer who are accused of orchestrating a $25 million swindle by stealing the identities of terminally ill patients.
Court records show attorney Joseph Caramadre and Raymour Radhakrishnan will be arraigned Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court in Providence.
Caramadre and Radhakrishnan are charged in a 66-count federal indictment accusing them of conspiracy, mail fraud, identity theft and other charges.
Caramadre is the president and CEO of Estate Planning Resources in Cranston.
The men are accused of lying to terminally ill and elderly patients to access their personal information and then using it to purchase "death-put" bonds.
A spokesman for Caramadre has said he's innocent. Radhakrishnan's lawyer did not return a message Friday afternoon.