State Government Press Releases

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04/21/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Marlaina F. Rapoza (age 41), of Warwick, RI, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before District Court Judge Stephen Isherwood to two counts of failure to pay wages. Under the terms of the plea, Rapoza was sentenced to one year...
04/21/2017
In a letter to President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, signed by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, attorneys general from across the country urge continued funding for substance abuse treatment programs in any plan to replace the...
04/20/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Michael Stokes (age 28), of Providence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years to serve, 35 of which is not eligible for parole, for the October 17, 2015 shooting inside the El Tiburon nightclub in Providence. Stokes was found guilty by a jury of...
04/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and fellow state attorneys general urge Fourth Circuit to uphold district court ruling that struck down the second, scaled-back version of President Trump's Muslim ban Following their amicus brief opposing the Trump administration's request for a stay...
04/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Duran (age 28), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, one count of possession of heroin, one count of delivery of heroin, and one...
04/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David "WeWe" Acevedo (age 26), of New Bedford, MA, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 16 years to serve and a consecutive 20 years suspended with probation, non-paroleable for the June 21, 2016 shooting outside...
04/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ephraim Durrett (age 25), of Providence, was sentenced this morning to 69 years, with 18 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for a brazen home invasion in Providence from May 2013. Durrett pleaded guilty on September 19,...
04/12/2017
To receive settlement funds, claims must be filed by Wednesday, June 25 Receiving an extension on the deadlines for consumers to submit claims, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds Rhode Island residents who paid for the brand-name drug Provigil or generic modafinil from June 24,...
04/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Aaron Andrade (age 25), of Providence, pleaded Nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of second degree murder for selling fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose to 29-year old Kristen Coutu, of Cranston,
04/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Justice Andrade (age 23), of Providence, was sentenced this morning to consecutive life sentences plus 10 years, to run consecutively, for the July 2014 murder of Ty Shon Perry in the City of Providence. Andrade was found guilty in January...