State Government Press Releases

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08/23/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced that as a result of a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 11 phone companies he has joined, the phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls. This agreement will help protect phone...
08/21/2019
Earlier today, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, joined by Colonel James M. Manni of the Rhode Island State Police and Colonel Daniel J. Barzykowski of the Central Falls Police Department, provided an update on the status of the investigation into the incident that took place at the Wyatt...
08/16/2019
Decision issued by Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney denies opioid manufacturers' motion to dismiss Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the State's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers cleared an important hurdle and will continue to move toward trial...
08/15/2019
This Office, working with the Rhode Island State Police, is investigating what transpired last night at the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls. Once we have a full understanding of the relevant facts, we will determine how to proceed. Peaceful protest is a fundamental right of all Americans;...
08/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Robert Rego (age 30), of Providence, was sentenced on August 2, 2019 to serve 20 years at the ACI for shooting and wounding Armande Moore in 2017. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Rego to a 28-year full sentence with 20 years to...
08/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kamari Kerr (age 26), of Massachusetts, was sentenced today to 15 years, with 6 years to serve and 9 years suspended with probation, by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. Kerr was found guilty on June 4, 2019 of first-degree arson, domestic.
08/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Andrew McLean (age 26), of Woonsocket, was sentenced on July 31, 2019 to serve 40 years at the ACI for his role in a 2015 armed robbery of a pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced McLean to a 60-...
07/31/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Elijah Blyden (age 19), of Cranston, was sentenced today to seven years to serve at the ACI for his role in a 2018 home invasion on Hanover Street in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Blyden to a 20-year full sentence...
07/31/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Sean Curran (age 20), of Warwick, was sentenced on July 30, 2019 to serve 10 years at the ACI after pleading nolo contendere earlier this year to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of video voyeurism, and two counts of production...
07/29/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Luis Aponte (age 56), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere today to a felony count of embezzlement. Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear sentenced Aponte to a 4.5-year suspended sentence with 4.5 years of probation. As part of his plea,...