State Government Press Releases

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08/08/2014
Kelly Barratt Fraudulently Obtained Benefits for Incarcerated Husband Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Kelly J. Barratt (age 48) with a last known address of 243 South Worcester Street, Norton, MA, pleaded nolo contendere today before Providence Superior Court...
08/05/2014
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin welcomed a team of instructors from across the country to Rhode Island Monday morning to conduct trial advocacy training for 21 attorneys from the Attorney General's office and three Assistant United States Attorneys. The training, being hosted by Roger Williams...
08/05/2014
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced today new guidance received from the United States Department of Justice which will impact use of equitable sharing funds received by the Attorney General's office and other agencies as the result of the "Google" settlement. In program guidance...
07/31/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ricardo Florez, age 51, with a last known address of 27 Summit Street, Central Falls, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years, with eight to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for one count of second degree child molestation. Florez...
07/30/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Quandell Husband, age 18, of Providence, guilty on three counts of first degree murder, three counts of discharge of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in death, and one...
07/28/2014
To assist teachers, school employees and volunteers in obtaining the required criminal background checks mandated by Rhode Island General Law, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is again offering background check services at several locations throughout the state. Under Rhode Island General...
07/22/2014
16th Annual Summit Scheduled for Friday, August 1st Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is pleased to announce that the latest installment of his Open Government Summit is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Roger Williams University School of Law in...
07/18/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Stephen Melise, age 42, formerly of Woonsocket and with a last known address of Warwick, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to six counts of second degree child molestation, five counts of first degree sexual...
07/17/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Janet Mastronardi, age 54, of 76 Goodwin Street, East Greenwich, pled nolo contendere yesterday to embezzlement and elder exploitation for embezzling nearly $130,000 from an elderly woman. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Mastronardi was...
07/14/2014
The Office of Attorney General filed complaints Friday in Providence County Superior Court alleging open government violations against the Department of Business Regulations (DBR) and the Rhode Island State Properties Committee. In the suit filed against DBR, Attorney General Kilmartin cites...