State Government Press Releases

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06/13/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Franci Villorio (age 22), with a last known address of 27 Palm Street, Pawtucket, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to 40 years, with 17 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for multiple arsons in...
06/07/2013
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 affiliation of The Memorial Hospital. The public meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at...
06/06/2013
After strongly advocating that a generation tax on electricity in Connecticut unfairly burdened Rhode Island and all New England ratepayers with increased costs, Attorney General Kilmartin commended the Connecticut Legislature's decision to let it expire on September 30, 2013. "In New England,
06/04/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Rainey (age 54) with a last known address of 2545 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, was found guilty by a Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation. The jury returned...
06/04/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that approximately 2,737 Rhode Island homeowners who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a check this month for approximately $1,480. Eligible borrowers had their mortgage serviced...
05/30/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, mortgage service providers, HUD-certified housing counselors and several community housing groups, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, to host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan...
05/23/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement in response to the Rhode Island Supreme Court decision upholding the 2010 conviction of Charles Pona for the murder of Jennifer Rivera: "Jennifer Rivera was a brave young woman whose life was cut short by a ruthless and violent...
05/21/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today reported on the progress made by the nation's five largest mortgage service providers to assist Rhode Island homeowners under the National Mortgage Settlement. According to data provided by the five banks that are parties to the Settlement, through March...
05/21/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement regarding this week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma: "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Monday's horrific tornado in Oklahoma. As images of the destruction emerge, we as a nation are shocked and saddened...
05/15/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Donald Greenslit (age 53), with a last known address of 16 Pershing Road, Johnston, was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to life for the January 22, 2012 murder of his common-law wife Stacie Dorego. Greenslit was found...