State Government Press Releases

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03/23/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals have pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud of more than $42,000. Ashley Petrangelo (age 33), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to one count of...
03/22/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jimmy Seth (age 21), of Cranston, pleaded guilty today to assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in injury. Under the terms of the plea, which took place before Superior...
03/22/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Troy Gunderway (age 46), of Warwick, pleaded guilty today to the August 1, 2015 murder of Fernando Silva, who was affectionately known as "Captain Freddy." He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. Under the terms of...
03/21/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the vote by the Rhode Island House of Representatives approving his bill to criminalize revenge porn and sextortion. The legislation (H 5304) is sponsored by Representative Robert E. Craven, Sr. (D, District 32 North Kingstown). Revenge porn is...
03/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced the Ernest Keosouphanh (age 19), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the May 15, 2016 shooting at Sam's Food Mart in North Providence that left Hernan Avila, Jr., dead and his son Hernan Avila, III,...
03/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Tevin Bruggs (age 23), of Cranston, was sentenced to life plus 60 years for the October 22, 2104 Providence shooting that left Terry Robinson dead and Delacey Andrade injured. Briggs had pleaded guilty in April 2015 to one count of...
03/15/2017
AGs: Reconsidering Standards Represents a Wrong Turn in Nation's Efforts to Fight Air Pollution and Protect Public Health and We Will Oppose It Today, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of states in expressing opposition to President Trump's action that...
03/15/2017
With growing pressure by special interests to push forward with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, along with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the Ocean State Prevention Alliance, and What's the Rush Rhode Island, hosted a press...
03/13/2017
AG Kilmartin Joins Coalition of AGs Supporting Temporary Restraining Order Blocking Revised Travel Ban Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined several other attorneys general today filing an amicus brief in the District Court for Hawaii in support of the State of Hawaii's...
03/08/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Domingo "J" Silva (age 32), of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to three counts of delivering heroin, one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count of possession with intent to...