State Government Press Releases

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06/11/2015
Stole $108,000 in campaign funds, accepted $52,000 bribe, filed false tax returns Former Rhode Island House Speaker and former Vice-Chairman of the City of Providence Board of Licenses Gordon D. Fox, 53, of East Providence, was sentenced today to 3 years in federal prison for stealing $...
06/09/2015
Legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin would require individuals convicted of human trafficking offenses to register as sex offenders. The bill, S0926, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D - District 01, Providence), is scheduled for a hearing...
06/08/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Charles Gibbons (age 24), Donnie Hall (age 22), and Juan Young (age 22), all of Providence, were sentenced by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the October 7, 2014 armed robbery of the Shop N Go store on Union Street in Providence.
06/08/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, David Pope (age 50), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Pope was sentenced to 30 years with 10 years...
06/05/2015
Legislation to require child-proof packaging and prohibit use on school property The Rhode Island State Senate today unanimously passed legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-...
06/03/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on May 27, 2015, Travis Lesperance, age 25, of Attleboro, was sentenced to 20 years, with 12 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for the May 2013 robbery and assault of a Providence College senior. Lesperance had pleaded...
05/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Nigel Nichols (age 29), from Brockton MA, to four consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for the December 6, 2009 shooting on Dorrance Street in Providence that killed David Thomas (age 22) and...
05/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation in the Rhode Island Senate that prohibits medical marijuana patients and caregivers from extracting THC from marijuana using a flammable liquid. The legislation would allow compassion centers to extract THC using a flammable liquid only...
05/21/2015
Following mediation in federal bankruptcy court, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement with RadioShack over the sale of its customers' personally identifiable information. Thirty-eight states, including Rhode Island, joined together to oppose the sale of consumer...
05/20/2015
Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Agree to Significant Changes Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies — Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC. Under...