State Government Press Releases

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03/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday a Kent County Superior Court jury found Stephen Mulcahey (age 42), of North Kingstown, guilty of one count of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the verdict in two and one half hours after a four-day trial presided over by...
03/16/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced two separate plea agreements for cases involving unemployment insurance benefits fraud. Through its partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI DLT), the Office of Attorney General has secured restitution of nearly $500,000...
03/12/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced David Girard (age 35) of Dixfield, Maine, to 60 years, with 27 years to serve with the remainder suspended with probation, for three counts of first and three counts of second degree child...
03/12/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Duvall Carty (age 26), of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to felony assault, carrying a pistol without a license and discharge of a firearm while in the commission of a crime of violence. Carty...
03/11/2015
Increased Enforcement and Education Impacting Driver Habits Citing increased enforcement and education, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the number of driving-related fatalities in Rhode Island dropped 20 percent this year down from 65 in 2013 to 52 in 2014. The...
03/10/2015
The House Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to hear testimony this evening (Tuesday, March 10, 2015) on legislation (H5770/S0630) filed by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without consent of the individual depicted in the images. The...
03/10/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and others at a press conference to release 2014 data for motor vehicle fatalities in Rhode Island among all drivers and young drivers age 16 to 24. Kilmartin...
03/09/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced two separate plea agreements for cases involving workers' compensation and unemployment insurance benefits fraud. These plea agreements are just the latest example of Attorney General Kilmartin's commitment to root out waste, fraud and abuse in...
03/09/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General will lead a prosecutorial training seminar in Providence this week for prosecutors, forensic scientists and investigators from the Mexican states of Morelos and Hidalgo. In 2008, Mexico passed a...
03/09/2015
To make Rhode Island's penalties for driving under the influence resulting in death among the strongest in the nation, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation to increase the maximum penalty from 15 years to 30 years to serve, fines not to exceed $20,000 and license revocation...