State Government Press Releases

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01/23/2020
Joseph Coletta (age 46), of North Providence, was found guilty of five counts of second-degree child molestation on January 22, 2020 by a Providence County Superior Court jury. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberation, following a week-long trial presided over by Superior Court...
01/22/2020
Juan Gibson (age 48), of Providence, RI was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury on six felony counts related to the burglary and subsequent murder of Jeffrey Lebrun in 2013. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberation, following a two-week trial presided...
01/13/2020
Miriam Weizenbaum to succeed retiring Rebecca Partington as Chief of the Civil Division, bringing extensive civil litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced that he is appointing Miriam Weizenbaum of...
01/10/2020
Ryan Beeley (age 40), of Warwick, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to 25 years with 10 to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), with the balance suspended with probation, after pleading nolo contendere on June 14 to one count of involuntary...
01/10/2020
Six defendants sentenced in connection with Providence nightclub homicide; Remaining two defendants indicted by grand jury Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that six of the eight defendants charged in connection to the June 30, 2019 homicide of Stephen Cabral pleaded guilty in...
01/09/2020
Are you eligible for expungement of your Rhode Island criminal record? Join the Office of the Attorney General at this event to take the first step in the expungement process. When: January 22, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: CCRI - Newport Campus, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd.,...
01/07/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Ashley Weaver (age 28), of Dorchester, MA, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on January 3, 2020 to four counts stemming from a May 2019 armed robbery in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Weaver to 20...
12/20/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Office of the Attorney General has filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court alleging that the Woonsocket City Council willfully or knowingly violated the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA). The lawsuit requests a court order,...
12/20/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Anthony Harris (age 27), of Dorchester, MA, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on December 12, 2019 to one count of first-degree robbery. Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos sentenced Harris to 12 years with six years to serve at...
12/17/2019
On December 12, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging three defendants with 30 felony counts stemming from an investigation into bribery, obtaining...