State Government Press Releases

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04/08/2014
Pays $17,000 in restitution; pension revoked Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joyce Tager, age 54, with a last known address of 526 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, pled nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear to one count of wrongful...
04/07/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Providence Police Commissioner Steven Pare, Department of Corrections Director AT Wall, and others on...
04/01/2014
Addressing the issue of prostitution and alleged human trafficking in the adult entertainment industry, Attorney General Kilmartin has filed legislation that requires owners, operators, employees and independent contractors to undergo a national criminal background check. The legislation, H7518,...
04/01/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Danielle Webb, age 43, with a last known address of 24 Hawksley Avenue Warwick, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate John J. Flynn to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses and one count of giving false...
03/31/2014
Citing the need to protect children from sexual predators, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation to create the first-ever "Child Safe Zones" in Rhode Island is scheduled to be heard before the House and Senate Judiciary committees this week. The act H7764, sponsored by...
03/26/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Christopher Blidi, (age 39) of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to one count of first degree child molestation. Blidi was sentenced to 50 years, with 14 to serve and the remainder suspended with...
03/26/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Adrian George (age 44), with a last known address of 29 Randall Street, Cranston, and Roosevelt Bonilla, (age 43) with a last known address of 186 Clarence Street, Providence, both pleaded nolo contendere to obtaining money under false pretenses...
03/25/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation extending the statute of limitations for elder exploitation from three years to ten years is scheduled to be heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Paul V. Jabour (D-...
03/25/2014
Recognizing that gang activity threatens the safety and security of Rhode Island communities, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation to provide a sentence enhancement for person who commits a felony for the benefit or at the direction of a criminal street gang is scheduled to be heard...
03/25/2014
Bill would strengthen AG's Ability to Prosecute Public Corruption With Rhode Island long recognized as having weak public corruption laws, and with a majority of public corruption cases adjudicated federally because of stiffer sentences, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's "Crimes...