State Government Press Releases

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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),
05/24/2016
Today, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill (S2516A), filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and sponsored by Senator Maryellen Goodwin (D., District 1 Providence), that would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking be subject to the State's sex...
05/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Joao Viera (age 76), of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict in three hours...
05/24/2016
Calls for Immediate Action to Allow CDC-Funded Research into Gun Injuries and Deaths Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a multistate coalition urging Congress to immediately fund research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the causes and prevention...
05/18/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Bailey (age 38), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere on Monday before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to larceny for stealing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry from an elderly couple. Under the terms of the plea, Bailey was...
05/11/2016
The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (S 2542), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere (R, District 38 Westerly, Charlestown, South...
05/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Linehan (age 49) of Smithfield, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $24,000 in unemployment insurance...
05/10/2016
On May 9, 2016, the Providence County Grand Jury completed its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the March 24, 2016 shooting of Dominique Silva by Officer Julianne Borsari of the Pawtucket Police Department. The Grand Jury determined the actions by the Officer were lawful and...