State Government Press Releases

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The Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret indictment charging Nicolas Lasorsa (DOB: 4/25/89), of 1037 Reynolds Road, Glocester, with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Ronald Kopka, Jr., which occurred on July 14, 2012. The Glocester Police Department arrested...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) paid kickbacks and engaged in off-label marketing campaigns that improperly promoted four drugs:
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Raymond "Chip" Hoyas (DOB: 2/20/59), with a last known address of 162 Mt. Vernon Boulevard, Pawtucket, has changed his plea from not guilty to nolo contendere on 54 charges. The plea of nolo contendere to 52 counts of forgery, one count...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Michael Ducharme (DOB: 11/19/66), with a last known address of 235 Mount Pleasant View Avenue, Burrillville, pleaded guilty to the 2007 murder of 33-year-old Vicki Connolly, of Woonsocket. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Superior...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Family Court Judge Kathleen A. Voccola waived Russell Burrell (DOB: 9-24-95) out of Family Court, allowing Burrell to be tried as an adult for the July 30, 2012 murders of Shemeeka Barrows, Michael Martin, and Damien Colon. After being waived,
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Armand Ferrio (DOB: 11/1/86), with a last known address of 168 South Main Street, Woonsocket, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degrees sexual assault and one count of first degree robbery. The sexual assaults took place in 2004 and...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jovani Torres (DOB: 4/24/81), with a last known address of 292 Potters Avenue, Providence, was arraigned today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the June 2, 2012 murder of Ivan Tavares. A Providence County Grand Jury reported...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Lemar Wilburn (DOB: 7/9/92), with a last known address of 5 Sixth Street, Attleboro, pleaded nolo contendere today to the May 2011 murder of 26 year old Princeton Miller. Wilburn pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers on...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Armando Garcia (DOB: 10/16/79), with a last known address of 486 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, was found guilty of the murder of Brooke Lee Verdoia by a Providence County Superior Court jury after a nine-day trial presided over by...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that he is forwarding money collected on behalf of the Town of Warren to cover the Town's expenses in overseeing the removal of illegal docks on the Kickemuitt River last winter and spring. The funds were sent to Solicitor Anthony DeSisto...