State Government Press Releases

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05/27/2016
Office will remain open during road construction The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General is alerting the public that starting on Tuesday, May 31st, road work and sidewalk repairs will begin in front of the Attorney General's offices, located at 150 and 180 South Main Street,...
05/27/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Juan Silva, age 37, of Woonsocket, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of first degree sexual assault, one count of second degree child molestation, and one count of second degree child abuse.
05/27/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Christopher James (age 49), with a last known address of 207 Rhodes Street, Providence, received a life sentence today for the February 27, 2013 murder of his ex-wife, 46-year-old Terry Chiodo. James was found guilty of first degree murder by a...
05/26/2016
The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without the consent of the individual in the images. The legislation also creates criminal penalties for those who engage in "...
05/26/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jeremy Leiva (age 24) of Providence pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to DUI death resulting and other charges related to the March 8, 2015 motor vehicle crash that killed his girlfriend Flory Hernandez...
05/26/2016
Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted to approve a bill (H7512B), filed at the request of Attorney General Peter. F Kilmartin and sponsored by Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi (D- District 23, Warwick), which expands health insurance coverage to include off-label use of...
05/25/2016
The Rhode Island State House of Representatives passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (H 7425), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by House Corporation Committee Chairman Brian Kennedy (D, District 38 - Hopkinton, Westerly),
05/24/2016
Today, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill (S2516A), filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and sponsored by Senator Maryellen Goodwin (D., District 1 Providence), that would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking be subject to the State's sex...
05/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Joao Viera (age 76), of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict in three hours...
05/24/2016
Calls for Immediate Action to Allow CDC-Funded Research into Gun Injuries and Deaths Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a multistate coalition urging Congress to immediately fund research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the causes and prevention...