State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/25/2014
With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D-District 37, New Shoreham, South Kingstown) have put forth legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute...
03/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Director of Health, Michael Fine, MD, are warning the public of a possible scam in which individuals, primarily women, are being called by a "medical compensation company" or "the state department of health" asking about recent surgeries and other personal...
03/19/2014
Citing patient safety and the need for the proper tools to fight Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has submitted legislation that would require national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants. The legislation H7442, sponsored by Representative Eileen...