State Government Press Releases

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06/23/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Brittney Lusiak (age 24) and Hailey Lusiak (age 21), both of Woonsocket, were arrested for multiple charges of Medicaid fraud. Both defendants are charged with five counts of medical assistance fraud and one count of obtaining money under...
06/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Matthew Marcotte (age 23), of Rehoboth, MA, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit felony assault for the February 10, 2015 stabbing death of 53 year-old...
06/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Curtis "Kellogg" Maxie (age 60), of Pawtucket, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 85 years to serve for trafficking and sexual assault, and an additional 15 years to serve as a habitual offender. In addition, Maxie is...
06/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced pleas yesterday against two different individuals who committed unemployment insurance benefit fraud. Kevin Rafferty (age 37), of Johnston, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of...
06/21/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today his office sent $2,442,794.84 to the State's Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the Medicaid budget as part of a settlement reached with Wyeth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc., to resolve allegations that Wyeth...
06/21/2016
Below please find a statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the Governor's veto of H7537/S2540 which overwhelmingly passed the General Assembly and enjoyed broad support from law enforcement, victim advocacy groups, and civil rights professors and attorneys: "Whereas I respect the...
06/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Humberta Goncalves-Babbit (age 62), of Bristol, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers to one count of misappropriation over $1,000 for stealing more than $25,000 from an elderly man. Under the terms of...
06/16/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Tejeda (age 29), of Providence, was sentenced to life in prison for the March 31, 2015 murder of Ashley Masi. Tejeda was found guilty in April of one count of first degree murder by a Superior Court jury in a trial presided over by Superior...
06/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Kimberly Faneuf (age 49) of Cumberland, RI, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to one count of assault on a severely impaired person. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was reached with the approval of...
06/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Vera Hunte (age 50), of North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $10,000 in...