State Government Press Releases

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03/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Tuesday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Danielle Lefebvre (age 29), of Providence, guilty of first degree child abuse for abusing her six-week old son. The jury returned the guilty verdict in just over an hour after a weeklong...
03/25/2015
Rhode Island Joins Coalition of States in Defending EPA'S Rule to Reduce Mercury and Other Harmful Emissions that Endanger Children and Public Health Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments concerning a...
03/24/2015
Legislation to require child-proof packaging and prohibit use on school property Legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-delivery systems such as e-cigarettes is scheduled to...
03/24/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Khari Northup (age 20), of Providence, pleaded guilty on March 20, 2015 before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to assault with a dangerous weapon (a .25 caliber pistol), discharge of a firearm while in the commission of a crime of...
03/24/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that all the individuals involved in a violent home invasion in July 2014 on Forsyth Street in Providence that left two individuals injured have pleaded to their roles. Miguel Perez (age 21) of Primrose Avenue, Providence, pleaded guilty Thursday...
03/23/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of Inspector General, today announced the establishment of a Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit to investigate and prevent fraud in SSA's disability programs before benefits are ever paid. ...
03/18/2015
Business Groups Applaud Legislation Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation (S0596/H5455) that would prohibit bad faith assertions of patent infringement against Rhode Island businesses and individuals. "Patent trolls" are individuals or companies that acquire patents...
03/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday a Kent County Superior Court jury found Stephen Mulcahey (age 42), of North Kingstown, guilty of one count of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the verdict in two and one half hours after a four-day trial presided over by...
03/16/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced two separate plea agreements for cases involving unemployment insurance benefits fraud. Through its partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI DLT), the Office of Attorney General has secured restitution of nearly $500,000...
03/12/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced David Girard (age 35) of Dixfield, Maine, to 60 years, with 27 years to serve with the remainder suspended with probation, for three counts of first and three counts of second degree child...