State Government Press Releases

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09/22/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 35 other attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause...
09/22/2016
Below please find a statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the passing of Henry Shelton: "Rhode Island has lost one of its greatest advocates for the poor and social justice. With the founding of the George Wiley Center, Henry Shelton set out to make an impact on his community by...
09/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Michelle Dickens (age 47), of North Kingstown, RI, pleaded nolo contendere on Tuesday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment...
09/19/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David Roscoe (age 60), of Westerly, RI, was found guilty today by a Kent County Superior Court jury for the 1990 murder and sexual assault of Germaine Mouchon of West Warwick. The jury returned the verdict after three and one half hours of...
09/16/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ricardo Romero (age 35), of Pawtucket, was sentenced today to 20 years, with seven years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, after having been found guilty in May of three counts of second degree child molestation. The sentence...
09/16/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Tyrone Hall (age 42), of Providence, pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of a firearm having been previously convicted of a crime of violence and possession of a firearm without a license. Under the terms of the plea, Superior Court Justice...
09/09/2016
Below please find a statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the retirement of Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police: "The citizens of Rhode Island owe Colonel Steven O'Donnell a great debt of gratitude for his more than 30 years of service in...
09/07/2016
Kilmartin Announces Extension of Rebate Program Through September 2017 Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin presented a $6,294 check to Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, representing the amount the State Police received recently as...
09/06/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Matthew Gumkowski (age 34), formerly of West Warwick, was sentenced to life plus a consecutive 45 years in prison today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel for the May 11, 2011 murder of 42-year old Michael DiRaimo. Gumkowski was found...
09/06/2016
Signore to Work on Child Protection Issues Shannon Signore, Special Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Child Abuse Unit in the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, has been chosen to serve as the first Beau Biden Foundation fellow. For the next three months she will work on...