State Government Press Releases

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05/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that brothers Victor Hernandez (age 23), of Providence, and his brother, Viclei Hernandez (age 21), also of Providence, pleaded guilty to their roles in the August 17, 2014 North Providence home invasion and murder of Richard Catalano. The two...
05/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Yuland Stanfield, aka Yuland Stansfield, (age 45), of Providence, pleaded guilty to the May 10, 2015 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, 42-year-old Christine Santurri of East Providence. Stanfield pleaded guilty before Superior Court...
05/22/2017
Highlighting the need for legal services in rural and low-income communities across the country, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan group of 32 attorneys general in urging Congress to oppose the Trump Administration's proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Legal...
05/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Derek O'Connor (age 49), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses and one count of fraudulent access to a computer for collecting more...
05/16/2017
Attorneys General File Brief in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, Which Will Be Heard by Fourth Circuit Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 18 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today, in...
05/11/2017
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in calling for the immediate appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election. The letter, sent to the U.S. Department of Justice's Deputy...
05/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. government to change its policy giving Medicaid Fraud and Control Units (MFCU) greater authority to investigate and prosecute Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, specifically...
05/09/2017
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear legislation (S0401) filed at the request of Attorney General Kilmartin that would criminalize revenge porn and sextortion. The Senate unanimously passed identical legislation last year. Companion legislation in the House (H5304) passed the...
05/09/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jamal Rogers (age 24), of Woonsocket, was sentenced today for the 2012 sexual assault of a then 15-year old girl. Rogers was sentenced to a total of 30 years, with 15 years to serve followed by 15 years suspended with probation. In addition,...
05/04/2017
To mark Rhode Island's Independence Day, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement: On May 4, 1776, the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island declared independence from Great Britain. This declaration was in the same rebellious spirit in which Roger Williams...