State Government Press Releases

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05/24/2016
Today, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill (S2516A), filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and sponsored by Senator Maryellen Goodwin (D., District 1 Providence), that would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking be subject to the State's sex...
05/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Joao Viera (age 76), of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict in three hours...
05/24/2016
Calls for Immediate Action to Allow CDC-Funded Research into Gun Injuries and Deaths Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a multistate coalition urging Congress to immediately fund research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the causes and prevention...
05/18/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Bailey (age 38), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere on Monday before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to larceny for stealing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry from an elderly couple. Under the terms of the plea, Bailey was...
05/11/2016
The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (S 2542), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere (R, District 38 Westerly, Charlestown, South...
05/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Linehan (age 49) of Smithfield, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $24,000 in unemployment insurance...
05/10/2016
On May 9, 2016, the Providence County Grand Jury completed its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the March 24, 2016 shooting of Dominique Silva by Officer Julianne Borsari of the Pawtucket Police Department. The Grand Jury determined the actions by the Officer were lawful and...
05/09/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Trish Oliver (age 33), of West Warwick, RI, pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter for her role in the October 4, 2009 death of her six-year-old son Marco Nieves. Under the terms of the plea agreement, reached with the approval of...
05/05/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Sixto Javier (age 20), of Providence, pleaded guilty on Wednesday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to robbery and firearm charges for his role in multiple armed robberies in Providence and Cranston. Under the terms of the plea,...
05/03/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jonathan Morales (age 17), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendre on Thursday April 28, 2016 before Family Court Judge Howard I. Lipsey to first degree robbery and conspiracy. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Morales received a certified...