State Government Press Releases

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10/18/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Bruce Moten (age 27), of Providence, guilty of the October 22, 2014 gang shooting that left Terry Robinson dead and Delacey Andrade injured. Moten was found guilty of murder, two...
10/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region are holding a two-day meeting in Newport, R.I., focusing on local, state and federal governmental and non-governmental partnerships to deliver cost-effectives services to constituents and to...
10/05/2016
Rhode Island may be spared from the storm, but still vulnerable to hurricane-related scams While it appears that Hurricane Matthew will not have a significant impact on Rhode Island and Southern New England, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding Rhode Islanders to be aware of...
09/30/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Taylor (age 48), formerly of Providence and Narragansett, pleaded nolo contendere today in Washington County Superior Court before Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg to the May 2013 murder of his mother Allison Taylor. Under the...
09/28/2016
The YWCA Rhode Island announced that Special Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Ahern was chosen to receive one of its 2016 Women of Achievement awards. Ahern was selected for her professional work and public service, as well as her skills as leader, role model, mentor, and as an agent for...
09/27/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Melody Vieira (age 48), of North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $20,000 in unemployment...
09/22/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 35 other attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause...
09/22/2016
Below please find a statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the passing of Henry Shelton: "Rhode Island has lost one of its greatest advocates for the poor and social justice. With the founding of the George Wiley Center, Henry Shelton set out to make an impact on his community by...
09/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Michelle Dickens (age 47), of North Kingstown, RI, pleaded nolo contendere on Tuesday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment...
09/19/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David Roscoe (age 60), of Westerly, RI, was found guilty today by a Kent County Superior Court jury for the 1990 murder and sexual assault of Germaine Mouchon of West Warwick. The jury returned the verdict after three and one half hours of...