State Government Press Releases

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03/20/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha urges the public to be vigilant as new scams emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call, e-mails, or text messages promising federal aid checks and seeking upfront payment, bank account information, social security numbers or other personally identifiable...
03/19/2020
Now, more than ever, Rhode Islanders need to have trust and confidence in their state and local government. We encourage public bodies and agencies to continue to operate as openly and transparently as possible. On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued an <a href="http://www.governor.ri.gov/...
03/17/2020
While measures are being put in place to protect the health and safety of the public, the Office of the Attorney General remains committed to ensuring that the public will have access to the resources and help they need. "A central part of our mission is and remains public safety," said...
03/11/2020
Attorney General Peter Neronha reminds Rhode Island residents to watch out for potential scams or instances of price gouging stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19. "These are unique and uncertain circumstances," said Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. "The focus here has to be on public health,
03/10/2020
A Florida man was sentenced Friday in Providence Superior Court to the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for his role in a 2017 hit and run in East Providence that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old Providence woman. Paul Newman (age 55), of Jacksonville, Florida, and former Rhode...
03/10/2020
Two men were sentenced Wednesday in Providence Superior Court and will serve time at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for their roles in a 2018 robbery, during which they severely beat a man outside a Pawtucket convenience store. Jarrel Silva (age 19), of Pawtucket, and Domenic Vaz (...
03/06/2020
Sergio Garcia (age 19) and Helton Rodrigues (age 20) of Central Falls pleaded nolo contendere today in Kent County Superior Court for their role in a November 2018 Pawtucket shooting. Garcia and Rodrigues pleaded to one count each of felony assault, serious bodily injury; discharge of a firearm...
03/06/2020
PROVIDENCE A Warwick woman pleaded today in Kent County Superior Court to manslaughter for her actions in the 2017 death of her seven-month-old daughter, Willow Beeley, by asphyxiation at her home on Airway Road. Mariah Ramos (age 37), pleaded nolo contendere to one count of involuntary...
03/03/2020
Warrants have been issued for the co-owners of a Texas-based construction company after they failed to appear for their arraignment in Sixth Division District Court on charges stemming from alleged wage theft from their employees. Warrants for Obed Rodriguez (age 43) and Irene Rodriguez (age 39),
02/28/2020
A Providence man was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury for the 2014 murder of Yusef A'Vant in East Providence. Thomas Mosley (age 38) was found guilty on one count of murder in the second degree and one count of discharging a firearm, death resulting. The jury...