State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2016
Below please find a statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the Governor's veto of H7537/S2540 which overwhelmingly passed the General Assembly and enjoyed broad support from law enforcement, victim advocacy groups, and civil rights professors and attorneys: "Whereas I respect the...
06/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Humberta Goncalves-Babbit (age 62), of Bristol, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers to one count of misappropriation over $1,000 for stealing more than $25,000 from an elderly man. Under the terms of...
06/16/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Tejeda (age 29), of Providence, was sentenced to life in prison for the March 31, 2015 murder of Ashley Masi. Tejeda was found guilty in April of one count of first degree murder by a Superior Court jury in a trial presided over by Superior...
06/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Kimberly Faneuf (age 49) of Cumberland, RI, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to one count of assault on a severely impaired person. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was reached with the approval of...
06/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Vera Hunte (age 50), of North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $10,000 in...
06/15/2016
Legislation to require child-proof packaging and prohibit use on school property Legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-delivery systems such as e-cigarettes passed the Rhode...
06/15/2016
The Rhode Island General Assembly voted bills (H7537/S2540) in concurrence on Tuesday that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without the consent of the individual in the images and create criminal penalties for those who engage in "sextortion." The measure now moves to the Governor's...
06/14/2016
As with most terrible tragedies, there is a tremendous outpouring of support by Americans and a great desire to help the victims and their families. To assist Rhode Islanders who want to make a donation to the victims and the families impacted by the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Attorney General...
06/13/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Matthew Gumkowski (age 34), formerly of West Warwick, guilty today of first degree murder and first degree arson for the May 11, 2011 murder of 42-year old Michael DiRaimo. The jury returned the...
06/10/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Attorney General (RIAG) today announced that the Expedited Review Hospital Conversion Initial Application submitted by Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation, Lawrence + Memorial Corporation, LMW Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a Westerly Hospital, has been deemed complete...