State Government Press Releases

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01/20/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Henry Bozzo (age 62), of Warwick, was sentenced to 45 years, with 18 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for child molestation. Bozzo was found guilty in October 2016 of one count of first degree child molestation a...
01/20/2017
Raymond Ramsey Sentenced to Life in Prison for the September 2015 Murder of Yolanda McArdle Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Raymond Ramsey (age 51), of Portsmouth, RI, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent to the September 8, 2015 murder of...
01/20/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that David Roscoe (age 60), formerly of Westerly, RI, was sentenced today to life in prison for the 1990 murder and sexual assault of Germaine Mouchon of West Warwick. Roscoe was found guilty in September 2016 after a six-day trial presided over by...
01/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined together with eight of his fellow attorneys general from across the country in urging the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to oppose the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection...
01/19/2017
Continuing his efforts to increase the ability for state prosecutors to effectively prosecute public corruption in Rhode Island, Attorney General Kilmartin announced today that he will refile three pieces of legislation that would create and define specific acts of public corruption, increase the...
01/11/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Brent Paquin (age 37), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $9,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while...
01/10/2017
In response to the findings from a new report by the United States Senate that showed Backpage.com knowingly profited from and facilitated child sex trafficking, the website announced it was shuttering its adult online ads section. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has called for years for...
01/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Albion Fire District settled a lawsuit acknowledging it violated the State's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failure to submit to the Office of Attorney General a form certifying that an individual(s) had been trained in APRA as...
12/29/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a broad coalition of 19 states and cities to urge President-Elect Donald Trump to continue the federal government's defense of the Clean Power Plan, regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, and to continue EPA's efforts to reduce...
12/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Denzel Richardson (age 24), of Providence pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of possession of a firearm without a license and one count of possession of a firearm after been previously convicted of...