State Government Press Releases

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04/23/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent today sentenced Andre Marizan (age 25), with a last known address of 225 Norwood Avenue, Cranston, to 40 years, with 25 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for first degree sexual...
04/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today a secret indictment was unsealed in Providence County Superior Court charging Bruce Moten (age 25), Tevin Briggs (age 21), and Antonio Fortes (age 25) for the October 22, 2014 shooting in Providence that resulted in the death of Terry...
04/21/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Kent County Superior Court jury found John O'Clair, Sr. (age 41), Yvonne O'Clair (age 38), and John O'Clair, Jr. (age 20) guilty of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of one to five kilograms of marijuana and conspiracy to...
04/21/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Priscilla Pascale (age 54), of Barrington, was charged with five counts of Medicaid fraud and five counts of conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud. Ms. Pascale is the owner and operator of St. Jude Home Care, located at 445 Reservoir Avenue,...
04/20/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, a Providence County Superior Court jury found Jason Cardoso (age 34) of North Providence guilty of first degree robbery. The jury returned the verdict after less than one hour after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court...
04/20/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Francisco Diaz (age 33), with a last known address of 512 Chalkstone Blvd., Providence, was found guilty on Friday of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling with the intent to commit murder, one count of discharge of a firearm...
04/20/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Cavanaugh (age 64) of Spring Hill, Florida, was sentenced on Friday by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to life in prison for the molestation and sexual assault of a young girl in the 1990s. Cavanaugh had been found guilty by a jury in...
04/20/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Providence Police Colonel Hugh Clements, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections A.T. Wall and others on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the annual Victims' Grove Ceremony</
04/17/2015
The Rhode Island State Senate passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (S0596), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by Senate Minority Leader Dennis Algiere (R, District 38 Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown), would...
04/16/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Bethea (age 46) with a last known address of 790 Providence Street, West Warwick, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to the murder of his estranged wife Shelina Moreino on Mother's Day 2014. Under the terms...