State Government Press Releases

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03/04/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Vanessa Theodore (age 33), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph Montalbano to one count of patient abuse and two counts of patient mistreatment. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Theodore was...
03/03/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Willie Washington (age 38), aka "Chill Will," with a last known address of 9 Village Road, Smithfield, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 60 years to serve, 20 of which are non-paroleable. Washington was found...
03/02/2016
Citing complaints against bad contractors as one of the most frequent consumer complaints filed with his Office, legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would hold unlicensed and bad contractors accountable is scheduled to be heard by the House Committee on...
03/02/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Michaela Sprague (age 53), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere on Monday to one count of financial elder exploitation before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Sprague was sentenced to five years...
03/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Trenton Keith (age 21) of Pawtucket, was sentenced to a total of 17 years with 10 years to serve and the remainder suspended non-paroleable by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. Keith pleaded guilty in December 2015 to two counts of...
03/01/2016
Advocating for patients, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation that would expand health insurance coverage to include off-label use of prescription medications for the treatment of disabling or life-threatening chronic diseases. The legislation (H7512/S2499) is scheduled to...
02/29/2016
After a ten-month criminal investigation into drug trafficking activities in and around the Veterans Memorial housing complex in Woonsocket, the Woonsocket Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the RI DEA Drug Task Force, and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced the...
02/26/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Lorenzo Hicks-Hinson (age 28), with a last known address of 419 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 15 years to serve, followed by 20 years suspended with probation which is non parolable,
02/23/2016
The House Committee on Judiciary is scheduled today and tomorrow to hear testimony on three pieces of legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would provide much-needed updates to the state's Internet safety laws in response to the explosive growth of new...
02/22/2016
Recognizing that trafficking of individuals for the commercial sex trade as a sex offense, legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking trafficking be subject to the State's sex offender registration and community...