State Government Press Releases

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11/08/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging a former staff member at the Yawgoog Scout Reservation with sexually assaulting a male victim under the age of 13 in 1986. On November 3, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury...
11/03/2021
Preliminary agreement to remove obstructions and initiate site improvements on Lee's Wharf will reestablish public shoreline access in downtown Newport PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Office of the Attorney General (RIAG), Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the City of Newport (City),...
11/01/2021
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 today that the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging six Providence men...
10/29/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Foster man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to sexually assaulting a female victim under the age of 14 between 2011 and 2015. ...
10/25/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a North Kingstown woman was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve seven years at the Adult Correctional Institutions after pleading to drunk driving and causing an accident that resulted in the death of Patricia...
10/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that two owners of a Massachusetts-based asbestos remediation company were arraigned today in Sixth Division District Court on wage theft charges stemming from work performed during the construction of Barrington Middle School. ...
10/07/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was found guilty in Providence County Superior Court of committing multiple counts of sexual assault against a female victim in 2012. On September 30, 2021, following the conclusion of a nine-day trial before...
10/06/2021
Members of the public are invited to attend a virtual meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12 to provide public comment during the initial body-worn camera policy-making process PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and the Department of Public Safety will hold a...
10/04/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Massachusetts man was sentenced in Newport County Superior Court to serve 18 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to trafficking fentanyl that resulted in the death of 29-year-old Andrew Paiva in 2018.
09/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that an East Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 12 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to sexually assaulting a female victim under the age of 14 in 2012. Adam...