State Government Press Releases

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06/30/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that James Tebow (age 70), of Pascoag, was sentenced today to a life sentence plus 20 years for multiple counts of child molestation. In addition, Tebow was ordered to have no contact with the victim, must undergo sex offender counseling, and should...
06/29/2016
Consumers who filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office about Faial's Restaurant gift certificates should expect an affidavit to arrive in the mail in the coming days. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin sent affidavits with letters of instruction to the more than 1,000...
06/28/2016
VW Required to Repurchase or Fix Falsely-Marketed Diesel Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms, Pay Millions in Fines Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for violating state laws...
06/23/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Brittney Lusiak (age 24) and Hailey Lusiak (age 21), both of Woonsocket, were arrested for multiple charges of Medicaid fraud. Both defendants are charged with five counts of medical assistance fraud and one count of obtaining money under...
06/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Matthew Marcotte (age 23), of Rehoboth, MA, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit felony assault for the February 10, 2015 stabbing death of 53 year-old...
06/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Curtis "Kellogg" Maxie (age 60), of Pawtucket, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 85 years to serve for trafficking and sexual assault, and an additional 15 years to serve as a habitual offender. In addition, Maxie is...
06/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced pleas yesterday against two different individuals who committed unemployment insurance benefit fraud. Kevin Rafferty (age 37), of Johnston, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of...
06/21/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today his office sent $2,442,794.84 to the State's Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the Medicaid budget as part of a settlement reached with Wyeth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc., to resolve allegations that Wyeth...
06/21/2016
Below please find a statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the Governor's veto of H7537/S2540 which overwhelmingly passed the General Assembly and enjoyed broad support from law enforcement, victim advocacy groups, and civil rights professors and attorneys: "Whereas I respect the...
06/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Humberta Goncalves-Babbit (age 62), of Bristol, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers to one count of misappropriation over $1,000 for stealing more than $25,000 from an elderly man. Under the terms of...