State Government Press Releases

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09/24/2013
Emphasizing the need for immediate regulatory oversight of electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of the popular, highly-addictive product, and...
09/24/2013
As a result of a review of the February 24, 2013 in-custody death of Noel Charriez (DOB: 7/9/64) involving his attempted arrest by Providence Police Department, the Office of Attorney General has determined that it is unnecessary to present the matter to a grand jury for review. The matter was...
09/19/2013
Following the tremendous success of last year's "Txting & Drving…It Can Wait" campaign, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) are again bringing attention to the dangers of texting and driving with a...
09/18/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini found Julio Morais (age 50), with a last known address of 23 Walker Street, Pawtucket, guilty of four counts of first degree child molestation. Judge Procaccini issued the verdict after a three day jury-...
09/18/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini found Julio Morais (age 50), with a last known address of 23 Walker Street, Pawtucket, guilty of four counts of first degree child molestation. Judge Procaccini issued the verdict after a three day jury-...
09/18/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause yesterday sentenced David Lopes, age 53, with a last known address of 53 Seabiscuit Avenue, Pawtucket to 20 years to serve for the September 11, 2012 shooting of Orlando Piker. Lopes pled guilty to...
09/13/2013
Following the tremendous success of last year's "Texting & Drving…It Can Wait" campaign, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) and AT&T are again bringing attention to the dangers of texting and...
09/11/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Gerard Donley (DOB: 10/15/58), with a last known address of 50 Betsey Williams Drive, Cranston, to a total of 11 years, with six years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation. ...
09/09/2013
As the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) representative to the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will attend and lead a discussion at the IAP's 18th annual conference in Moscow this week. The IAP was formed in 1995 at the...
09/05/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Oral Swaby (age 41), with a last known address of 373 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, to 20 years, with six years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for his role in an illegal...