State Government Press Releases

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04/16/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Bethea (age 46) with a last known address of 790 Providence Street, West Warwick, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to the murder of his estranged wife Shelina Moreino on Mother's Day 2014. Under the terms...
04/15/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office had reached a settlement agreement with the State Properties Committee for violations of the Open Meeting Act for failure to post the minutes of several meetings as prescribed by RIGL 42-46-7(d). Under the terms of the...
04/14/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee announced today the two have intervened in National Grid's Energy Procurement case now pending before the Public Utilities Commission to request the termination of the "billing adjustment" practice that has left many customers...
04/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will hold a press conference to call for greater transparency and fair competition in the competitive electricity market and the elimination of so-called "billing adjustments" by National Grid when ratepayers switch to a...
04/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office has filed open government lawsuits against the Western Coventry Fire District and the Manville Fire Department. Western Coventry Fire District Attorney General Kilmartin filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior...
04/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Cox Communications today announced that their "Take Charge!" campaign to end online bullying earned an "Excellence Award" for community relations by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southeastern New England Chapter. Attorney General Kilmartin...
04/02/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jose "Gio" Lopez, age 18, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to two consecutive life sentences for the December 24, 2013 murder of Ryan Almeida. On January 30, 2015, a Providence County Superior Court jury found...
03/31/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Joseph Taylor (age 18), with a last known address of 52 Cumerford Street, Providence, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to his role in the May 14, 2014 drive-by shooting that killed Davon Taylor and injured...
03/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Tuesday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Danielle Lefebvre (age 29), of Providence, guilty of first degree child abuse for abusing her six-week old son. The jury returned the guilty verdict in just over an hour after a weeklong...
03/25/2015
Rhode Island Joins Coalition of States in Defending EPA'S Rule to Reduce Mercury and Other Harmful Emissions that Endanger Children and Public Health Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments concerning a...