State Government Press Releases

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03/06/2017
Designation will allow for law enforcement to charge and prosecute those trafficking in the deadly drugs Attorney General to file legislation to ban compound classes of synthetic opioids and fentanyl analogs In response to new forms of opiates hitting the streets in Rhode...
03/03/2017
Signed By 19 AGs, Brief Makes Strong Case in Support of Transgender Student Discriminated Against by Gloucester County Schools Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and signed by 19 Attorneys General, in support of a...
02/28/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals have pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud of nearly $24,000. "Week after week, we continue to successfully prosecute individuals who think they can cheat our unemployment insurance benefit system," said Attorney...
02/27/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that the execution of sentence for Erica Gagnon (age 32), of Pawtucket, commenced on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for a charge of patient abuse to which she previously pleaded nolo contendere. Gagnon had pleaded on February 1, 2017 to one count of...
02/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that William "Willie" Turner (age 48), of Pawtucket pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea, Turner was sentenced to 35 years with...
02/23/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined with attorneys general from16 states and the District of Columbia to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary and Congressional leaders expressing their continued support of recent federal protections for students in higher education...
02/22/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Keturah Bryan (age 36), of Hartford, CT, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $14,000 in unemployment insurance benefits...
02/16/2017
Today, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 15 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit against the Trump Administration's Executive Order on immigration in the Eastern District of New York, which the State of New York has joined. This follows...
02/15/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Michael Stokes (age 27), of Providence, was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury of the October 17, 2015 shooting inside the El Tiburon nightclub in Providence. Stokes was found guilty of three counts of assault with a...
02/15/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Nicola Patalano, age 60, of Cranston, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter to the maximum penalty for the November 2014 beating and killing of his neighbor's Yorkie breed named Missy. Patalano received a sentence...