State Government Press Releases

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03/24/2017
Companies to pay Rhode Island approximately $50 million upfront for disputed years 2004 through 2014 Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that his office and the State of Rhode Island have reached a settlement in principle with various tobacco companies over disputes...
03/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Henry Lopez (age 27), of Providence, was sentenced today to a total of 22 years to serve followed by 20 years suspended non-parolable for his role in the October 22, 2014 Providence shooting that left Terry Robinson dead and Delacy Andrade injured.
03/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Superior Court Justice Michael Silverstein has issued a consent order enforcing terms within both the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) among Landmark Medical Center (Landmark), the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island (the Rehab) and Prime...
03/23/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement extending congratulations to newly-elected Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey. "As the longest serving member of the State Senate, President Dominick Ruggerio has always been a...
03/23/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals have pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud of more than $42,000. Ashley Petrangelo (age 33), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to one count of...
03/22/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jimmy Seth (age 21), of Cranston, pleaded guilty today to assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in injury. Under the terms of the plea, which took place before Superior...
03/22/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Troy Gunderway (age 46), of Warwick, pleaded guilty today to the August 1, 2015 murder of Fernando Silva, who was affectionately known as "Captain Freddy." He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. Under the terms of...
03/21/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the vote by the Rhode Island House of Representatives approving his bill to criminalize revenge porn and sextortion. The legislation (H 5304) is sponsored by Representative Robert E. Craven, Sr. (D, District 32 North Kingstown). Revenge porn is...
03/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced the Ernest Keosouphanh (age 19), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the May 15, 2016 shooting at Sam's Food Mart in North Providence that left Hernan Avila, Jr., dead and his son Hernan Avila, III,...
03/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Tevin Bruggs (age 23), of Cranston, was sentenced to life plus 60 years for the October 22, 2104 Providence shooting that left Terry Robinson dead and Delacey Andrade injured. Briggs had pleaded guilty in April 2015 to one count of...