State Government Press Releases

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10/23/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Luis "Didi" Gonzalez (DOB: 9/11/95) was arraigned today in Providence County District Court for his role in the June 15th Hartford Park shooting that left 12 year old Aynis Vargas dead and injured three other women. Gonzalez, who was a...
10/21/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Mayra Gonzalez (age 24), of Providence, was found guilty of child neglect in the death of her five week old baby girl Kristina Jimenez. Gonzalez was found guilty by Rhode Island Family Court Associate Justice Michael B. Forte after a four...
10/18/2013
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) and the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) are again bringing attention to the dangers of texting and driving with a...
10/17/2013
The Office of Attorney General filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the City of Woonsocket for two knowing and willful violations of the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). On December 21, 2012, the Law Offices of Michael Kelly made an APRA request to the City.
10/15/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Christopher Swiridowsky, age 34, was sentenced to a total of 50 years, with 27 to serve for the October 28, 2007 rape of a 26-year old Providence woman. Swiridowsky was found guilty in July by a Providence County Superior Court jury after a...
10/15/2013
Tollgate Principal Stephen Chrabaszcz to Demonstrate the Dangers with a Driving Simulator, 300 Seniors to Pledge to Not Text While Driving On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Rhode Island State...
10/15/2013
Building on the success of the previous Prescription Drug Take Back Days, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local and state law enforcement agencies to remind the public to gather their unused, expired and unwanted prescription medications for the...
10/10/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Terrel Barros (age 24) was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the August 26, 2012 murder of Jamal Cruz outside Monet Lounge nightclub in Providence. On July 22, 2013, a Superior Court jury found Barros guilty on all counts...
10/10/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined the Attorneys General of 46 other states and the District of Columbia to announce that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay over $30 million to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up...
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...