State Government Press Releases

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06/25/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday, Joshua Rathbun (age 41), formerly of Westerly and currently of Utah, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of first degree child molestation in a trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg. During the...
06/24/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Warwick Retirement Board for a willful or knowing violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Board held its March 4, 2015 meeting on less than 48...
06/23/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently re-elected to serve as chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region, and re-appointed as co-chair of the Consumer Protection and NAAG Training Committees. In addition, Kilmartin will continue to serve as the NAAG...
06/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin recently led a panel discussion on the issue of body-worn police cameras as part of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) conference June 16 - 18 in San Diego, CA. The panel discussed the benefits and costs of implementation of body-worn camera...
06/19/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Esteban Miliano (age 41), with a last known address of 107 Henrietta Street, Providence, pleaded nolo contendre Wednesday before Providence Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to two counts of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,...
06/15/2015
For the second time in four months, the collaborative efforts of the Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative, a wide-ranging collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement and federal and state prosecutors who are targeting violent crime and violent criminals in urban neighborhoods...
06/11/2015
Stole $108,000 in campaign funds, accepted $52,000 bribe, filed false tax returns Former Rhode Island House Speaker and former Vice-Chairman of the City of Providence Board of Licenses Gordon D. Fox, 53, of East Providence, was sentenced today to 3 years in federal prison for stealing $...
06/09/2015
Legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin would require individuals convicted of human trafficking offenses to register as sex offenders. The bill, S0926, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D - District 01, Providence), is scheduled for a hearing...
06/08/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Charles Gibbons (age 24), Donnie Hall (age 22), and Juan Young (age 22), all of Providence, were sentenced by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the October 7, 2014 armed robbery of the Shop N Go store on Union Street in Providence.
06/08/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, David Pope (age 50), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Pope was sentenced to 30 years with 10 years...