State Government Press Releases

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06/03/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Denzel Barboza (age 24), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the December 12, 2015 shooting of Angel Toj outside the Roxy nightclub in Providence. In March, Barboza pleaded guilty to assault with a...
06/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Zachary Alvarado (age 20), of 285 Main Street, Woonsocket, was sentenced today to 55 years with 35 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, non paroleable, Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for multiple robberies and...
06/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Fausto Balbi (age 32), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate John J. Flynn to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $11,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while...
05/27/2016
Office will remain open during road construction The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General is alerting the public that starting on Tuesday, May 31st, road work and sidewalk repairs will begin in front of the Attorney General's offices, located at 150 and 180 South Main Street,...
05/27/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Juan Silva, age 37, of Woonsocket, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of first degree sexual assault, one count of second degree child molestation, and one count of second degree child abuse.
05/27/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Christopher James (age 49), with a last known address of 207 Rhodes Street, Providence, received a life sentence today for the February 27, 2013 murder of his ex-wife, 46-year-old Terry Chiodo. James was found guilty of first degree murder by a...
05/26/2016
The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without the consent of the individual in the images. The legislation also creates criminal penalties for those who engage in "...
05/26/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jeremy Leiva (age 24) of Providence pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to DUI death resulting and other charges related to the March 8, 2015 motor vehicle crash that killed his girlfriend Flory Hernandez...
05/26/2016
Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted to approve a bill (H7512B), filed at the request of Attorney General Peter. F Kilmartin and sponsored by Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi (D- District 23, Warwick), which expands health insurance coverage to include off-label use of...
05/25/2016
The Rhode Island State House of Representatives passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (H 7425), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by House Corporation Committee Chairman Brian Kennedy (D, District 38 - Hopkinton, Westerly),