State Government Press Releases

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11/25/2020
State prison ledger from 1888 returned to Rhode Island by Connecticut antiquarian book seller PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that through joint efforts, their offices have secured the return of a unique 19th...
11/24/2020
19 Rhode Islanders to have loans forgiven, totaling over $150,000 in debt relief PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that Rhode Island has finalized a multistate settlement with a private student loan provider, associated with the now defunct for-profit...
11/20/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence Superior Court to serve 11.5 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) stemming from a four-month investigation by law enforcement into drug distribution in Providence and...
11/18/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and National Grid are warning electric and gas customers to be vigilant of potential scammers posing as bill collectors trying to take advantage of them. Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in reported scam attempts...
11/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cranston man has been ordered to repay $13,186 to the State after importing contraband cigarettes from China to Rhode Island in an attempt to avoid paying state excise and sales taxes. Xi Chen (age 36) pleaded nolo...
11/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced yesterday in Providence County Superior Court to serve 23 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after being found guilty in November 2019 of sexually assaulting a woman at a home in...
11/10/2020
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that on November 6, 2020, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging...
11/06/2020
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Darnell Lamb (age 51) ACI, Cranston, RI N1-2020-0295A On November 4, 2020, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an...
11/05/2020
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that on November 2, 2020, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging John...
11/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man has been ordered to repay $19,824 to the State after pleading in Providence County Superior Court to fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits by not reporting earned wages to the Rhode Island...