State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Oral Swaby (age 41), with a last known address of 373 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, to 20 years, with six years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for his role in an illegal...
09/04/2013
To provide intervention and counseling services for Southeastern Asian families in danger of defaulting on their mortgages, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $120,000 grant to the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA). Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between...
08/26/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Caren Thompson, age 49, with a last known address of 30 Park Street, Blackstone, MA, was arraigned in Providence Superior Court on Friday, August 23, 2013, on one count of wrongful conversion over $100 by a government employee. Thompson was...
08/22/2013
The fifth and final progress report made by the five mortgage service providers and attorneys general nationwide under the National Mortgage Settlement ("the Settlement") was released today by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Settlement Monitor Joseph P. Smith. The data included in the...
08/15/2013
To assist teachers and other school employees to obtain the national criminal background checks required by Rhode Island General Law, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will provide the service at several police departments across the state. Under RIGL 16-2-18.1, any person seeking...
08/14/2013
To match veterans and low-income families with sustainable housing options in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $200,000 grant to Helping Hands Community Partners. Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between the five largest mortgage service providers...
08/07/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Michael P. Lewis, director of the RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT), announced the closing on a deal for RIDOT's purchase of approximately 52 acres of archaeologically important land in Narragansett, effectively ending a contentious dispute in which...
08/05/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Juan Diaz, age 29, of Providence, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend Mayra Cruz. The verdict was returned one day after a nine-day retrial before Superior Court Justice Robert...
07/30/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Dino Coccia, age 43, with a last known address of 15 Angell Road, North Providence, pleaded guilty to 60 counts of obtaining money under false pretenses, three counts of issuance of bad checks, four counts of unlawful appropriation, and one...
07/30/2013
Rhode Island to receive $201,502 for federal/state Medicaid share Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government to announce a $491 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations that...