State Government Press Releases

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03/23/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Andrew McLean (age 23), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for his role in the October 23, 2015 robbery of the Capital Gold pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. McLean pleaded guilty to...
03/21/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Denzel Barboza (age 24), of Providence, pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 17, 2016, before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a pistol without a license, discharge of a firearm during a crime...
03/21/2016
Legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that addresses possession of illegal guns by juveniles and the alteration of toy guns are scheduled to be heard before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Weapon Possession by Minors H7535,...
03/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Raheem Nim (age 18), of Pawtucket, pleaded nolo contendre on Monday, March 14, 2016 before Family Court Judge Michael B. Forte to first degree robbery and conspiracy. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Nim, who was 17 years of age at the time...
03/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Michael Powell (age 53), of Woonsocket, pleaded nolo contendere to two counts of first degree child molestation before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Powell was sentenced to 30 years...
03/14/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rocco Barone, age 41, with a last known address of 55 Garden Street, Pawtucket, pleaded nolo contendere today before Providence Superior Court Justice Kristen E. Rodgers to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more...
03/14/2016
Legislation filed by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that will strengthen the State's DUI laws is scheduled to be heard before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Sponsored by Representative Raymond H. Johnston, Jr. (D., District 61 Pawtucket), the legislation (H7461)
03/14/2016
Legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin would provide that insurance companies must cover at least 90 days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Sponsored by Senator Elizabeth A. Crowley (D., District 16 Central...
03/14/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in partnership with the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown University, is hosting a forum on marijuana policy in Rhode Island. The forum, entitled Marijuana Regulatory Policy: Lessons...
03/10/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today commented on the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act by the United States Senate and praised Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for his leadership in ushering the bill through the Senate. "This is a significant step in addressing the...