State Government Press Releases

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01/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that three individuals have pleaded this week to unemployment insurance benefit fraud of nearly $60,000. "We have picked up right where we left off last year in aggressively prosecuting individuals who have stolen unemployment insurance benefits,...
01/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jamal Rogers (age 23), of Woonsocket, was found guilty of five counts of second degree sexual assault. The jury returned the guilty after two days of deliberations preceded by a three-day trial before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini. ...
01/23/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a group of 16 other attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in a federal appeals case in order to defend the constitutionality of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The case PHH Corporation, et al. v. Consumer...
01/20/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Henry Bozzo (age 62), of Warwick, was sentenced to 45 years, with 18 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for child molestation. Bozzo was found guilty in October 2016 of one count of first degree child molestation a...
01/20/2017
Raymond Ramsey Sentenced to Life in Prison for the September 2015 Murder of Yolanda McArdle Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Raymond Ramsey (age 51), of Portsmouth, RI, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent to the September 8, 2015 murder of...
01/20/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David Roscoe (age 60), formerly of Westerly, RI, was sentenced today to life in prison for the 1990 murder and sexual assault of Germaine Mouchon of West Warwick. Roscoe was found guilty in September 2016 after a six-day trial presided over by...
01/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined together with eight of his fellow attorneys general from across the country in urging the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to oppose the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection...
01/19/2017
Continuing his efforts to increase the ability for state prosecutors to effectively prosecute public corruption in Rhode Island, Attorney General Kilmartin announced today that he will refile three pieces of legislation that would create and define specific acts of public corruption, increase the...
01/11/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Brent Paquin (age 37), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $9,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while...
01/10/2017
In response to the findings from a new report by the United States Senate that showed Backpage.com knowingly profited from and facilitated child sex trafficking, the website announced it was shuttering its adult online ads section. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has called for years for...