State Government Press Releases

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11/03/2016
Statement from Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the appointment of Captain Ann Assumpico as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police: "On behalf of the Office of Attorney General, I extend congratulations to Captain Ann Assumpico on being named Superintendent of the Rhode Island...
11/02/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that three individuals pleaded nolo contendere yesterday to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution of nearly $37,000. "Just last week, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen and myself served...
11/02/2016
The Office of Attorney General today filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the Compass School for a willful and knowing, or reckless, violation of the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failure to respond to an APRA request within the time as prescribed by law.
11/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Nicola Patalano, age 60, of Cranston was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of malicious killing of an animal. The jury returned the verdict after one and one-half days of deliberations following a two and one-half day...
11/01/2016
While winter officially starts on December 21st and the temperatures have been fairly mild so far, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting above-normal snowfall and below-normal temperatures for the Northeast this year. Recognizing that some Rhode Island families struggle to afford new coats, hats,...
10/28/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today a Kent County Superior Court Jury found Henry Bozzo (age 60), of Warwick, guilty of one count of first degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation, following a three-day trial presided...
10/27/2016
State of Rhode Island will receive approximately $654,000 to resolve allegations of state consumer protection law violations The State of Rhode Island will receive approximately $654,000 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies...
10/26/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere recently to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution in excess of $17,000. "This year to date, our office has successfully prosecuted nearly 30 cases of unemployment insurance...
10/24/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Christopher Jimenez (age 30), of Providence, RI, was found guilty by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel of second degree murder and first degree child abuse for the beating death of his infant daughter Christina. The verdict...
10/20/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Kent County Superior Court jury yesterday found Bruce McNeil (age 76), of Warwick, guilty of one count of second degree sexual assault. The jury returned the guilty verdict after 15 minutes of deliberations following a three-day...