State Government Press Releases

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04/28/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that his Office has charged by Criminal Information former House District 68 representative-elect Laufton Ascencao with embezzlement of funds from the Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club, as well as failing to report campaign expenditures on...
04/21/2020
AG Neronha shares resources for victims of domestic violence and announces upcoming launch of statewide victim notification portal PROVIDENCE, RI -- April 19-25 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, a time to raise awareness of victims' rights and services and stand with families,...
04/08/2020
PROVIDENCE During this COVID-19 public health emergency, the Attorney General's Office has received reports of illegal "self-help evictions," in which landlords circumvent the required court process and attempt to forcibly remove their tenants or prevent their tenants from accessing the property.
03/20/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha urges the public to be vigilant as new scams emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call, e-mails, or text messages promising federal aid checks and seeking upfront payment, bank account information, social security numbers or other personally identifiable...
03/19/2020
Now, more than ever, Rhode Islanders need to have trust and confidence in their state and local government. We encourage public bodies and agencies to continue to operate as openly and transparently as possible. On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued an <a href="http://www.governor.ri.gov/...
03/17/2020
While measures are being put in place to protect the health and safety of the public, the Office of the Attorney General remains committed to ensuring that the public will have access to the resources and help they need. "A central part of our mission is and remains public safety," said...
03/11/2020
Attorney General Peter Neronha reminds Rhode Island residents to watch out for potential scams or instances of price gouging stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19. "These are unique and uncertain circumstances," said Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. "The focus here has to be on public health,
03/10/2020
A Florida man was sentenced Friday in Providence Superior Court to the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for his role in a 2017 hit and run in East Providence that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old Providence woman. Paul Newman (age 55), of Jacksonville, Florida, and former Rhode...
03/10/2020
Two men were sentenced Wednesday in Providence Superior Court and will serve time at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for their roles in a 2018 robbery, during which they severely beat a man outside a Pawtucket convenience store. Jarrel Silva (age 19), of Pawtucket, and Domenic Vaz (...
03/06/2020
Sergio Garcia (age 19) and Helton Rodrigues (age 20) of Central Falls pleaded nolo contendere today in Kent County Superior Court for their role in a November 2018 Pawtucket shooting. Garcia and Rodrigues pleaded to one count each of felony assault, serious bodily injury; discharge of a firearm...