State Government Press Releases

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10/08/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders of an aggressive new scam hitting the area, where people are being threatened with imminent arrest for failure to appear for jury duty, however they are offered the opportunity to "post bail" by paying a certain amount with a credit...
10/08/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Richard Daigle (age 49), with a last known address of Birch Avenue in East Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Brian Van Couyghen to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting in excess...
10/03/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the CCRI Providence Campus.
10/02/2013
Building on the success of last year's drive and to recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is once again holding a cell phone recycling drive throughout the month of October to benefit victims of domestic violence and the Rhode Island Coalition...
10/01/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Darrell "Damage" Johnson (DOB: 11/16/92), with a last known address of 69 John Street, Pawtucket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second degree murder for the July 6, 2012 murder of Joshua Burgo. In...
09/27/2013
The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will hold a public informational meeting concerning the proposed sale of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island to Prime Healthcare Services on Monday, September 30,
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-...