State Government Press Releases

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12/08/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Daniel Lastarza (age 50), formerly of Providence, guilty today of second degree murder for the July 23, 2014 beating death of Jonathan Stack (age 33). The jury returned the guilty verdict after seven...
12/08/2016
Company's Marketing of Abilify Violated Deceptive Trade Practices Act Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that he, along with 42 other attorneys general, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ("BMS") related to the drug company's alleged...
12/07/2016
To educate and inform newly-elected and appointed officials about the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will once again lead an "Open Government 101" summit. The "101" summit will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the...
12/07/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere recently to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution of approximately $45,000. In 2016, the State has successfully prosecuted 34 individuals for unemployment insurance benefit...
12/05/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Doyle (age 67), of West Hartford, CT, was found guilty today by a Washington County Superior Court jury on all 18 counts charged in the Institute for International Sport embezzlement case. Doyle was found guilty of seven counts of...
12/02/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General and The Compass School entered into a joint settlement agreement in which the school agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for violating the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA). The Office of Attorney...
11/30/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Deborah Brown, (age 57) of Warwick, RI, pleaded nolo contendere last month before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for submitting materially false bills for medically unnecessary...
11/25/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Theodore Gathmann (age 20), of Roswell, GA, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea, Gathmann was sentenced to 25 years with 12 years to serve,...
11/21/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Maurice Nova (age 28), of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty Friday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to multiple counts of distribution, manufacture and possession of a controlled substance. Under the terms of the plea, Nova was sentenced to...
11/21/2016
On the heels of news that the number of roadway fatalities nationwide is higher than it's been since 2009, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today previewed legislation he intends to refile that will increase penalties for those who are convicted of killing or injuring individuals while driving...