State Government Press Releases

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04/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Duran (age 28), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, one count of possession of heroin, one count of delivery of heroin, and one...
04/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David "WeWe" Acevedo (age 26), of New Bedford, MA, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 16 years to serve and a consecutive 20 years suspended with probation, non-paroleable for the June 21, 2016 shooting outside...
04/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ephraim Durrett (age 25), of Providence, was sentenced this morning to 69 years, with 18 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for a brazen home invasion in Providence from May 2013. Durrett pleaded guilty on September 19,...
04/12/2017
To receive settlement funds, claims must be filed by Wednesday, June 25 Receiving an extension on the deadlines for consumers to submit claims, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds Rhode Island residents who paid for the brand-name drug Provigil or generic modafinil from June 24,...
04/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Aaron Andrade (age 25), of Providence, pleaded Nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of second degree murder for selling fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose to 29-year old Kristen Coutu, of Cranston,
04/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Justice Andrade (age 23), of Providence, was sentenced this morning to consecutive life sentences plus 10 years, to run consecutively, for the July 2014 murder of Ty Shon Perry in the City of Providence. Andrade was found guilty in January...
04/10/2017
The Town Council did not violate the OMA as there was no evidence that a quorum of its members discussed outside the public purview (on June 7, 2016) the disclosure of a press release and/or a Resolution. Rather, the undisputed evidence revealed that the Town Clerk/Town Manager authorized the...
04/06/2017
Attorney General reminds consumers to never provide your Medicare number to anyone over the telephone After being alerted that Rhode Island Medicare patients were receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of "HealthSource" requesting personal information...
04/05/2017
Attorney General Kilmartin, in conjunction with the Attorneys General from 14 other states and the District of Columbia, has sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them not to support three resolutions (S.J. Res.19, H.J Res. 62 and H.J. Res. 73), any of which would derail a Final Rule...
04/04/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury yesterday found Leopoldo Belen (age 36), of Providence, guilty of four counts of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the verdict after six hours of deliberations over two days after a five-day...