State Government Press Releases

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07/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Huber Urizar (age 41), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Magistrate John J. Flynn to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $10,500 in unemployment insurance benefits while he...
07/21/2016
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of...
07/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today Troy Footman (age 54), of Boston, was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to a total of 85 years to serve for the sex trafficking of a teenage girl. Footman was found guilty in July 2015 of two counts of sex trafficking a minor,...
07/19/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that suspended Providence Police Officer Michael McCarty (age 63), of Warwick, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count embezzlement. Under the terms of the plea, McCarthy was sentenced to seven years with one...
07/19/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Trisha Oliver (age 33), of West Warwick, RI, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to 20 years with eight years and nine months to serve and the balance suspended with probation for her role in the October 4, 2009...
07/19/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jackial Smith (age 20), of Providence pleaded guilty yesterday before Providence County Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to two separate cases for breaking and entering, possession of intent to deliver marijuana, carrying a firearm while...
07/18/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is pleased to partner with Roger Williams University School of Law to host the 18th annual Open Government Summit, scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the school's campus in Bristol. The Summit is free and open to the public;...
07/14/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the final passage of the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) spearheaded by United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The Act addresses the addiction crisis unfolding throughout the country through new programs to prevent and treat...
07/14/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced pleas today against two individuals who committed unemployment insurance benefit fraud, with the court-ordered restitution in excess of $15,000. Deborah Moore (age 55), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior...
07/14/2016
Today, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed Justice Daniel Procaccini's July 2015 decision granting Raymond "Beaver" Tempest's application for post-conviction relief. The Court upheld the decision overturning Tempest's conviction for the 1982 murder of Doreen Picard in Woonsocket. In 2004,