State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Matthew Gumkowski (age 34), formerly of West Warwick, was sentenced to life plus a consecutive 45 years in prison today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel for the May 11, 2011 murder of 42-year old Michael DiRaimo. Gumkowski was found...
09/06/2016
Signore to Work on Child Protection Issues Shannon Signore, Special Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Child Abuse Unit in the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, has been chosen to serve as the first Beau Biden Foundation fellow. For the next three months she will work on...
09/06/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit today announced that the State has filed a lawsuit against gasoline manufacturers to recover expenses associated with the cleanup of the gasoline additive Methyl Tertiary Butyl...
09/02/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ruth Rosa-Rios (age 46), of Woonsocket, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $2,000 in unemployment...
09/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General (RIAG) has approved, with conditions, the proposed affiliation between LMW Healthcare (Westerly Hospital) and Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation. RIAG accepted an application from the parties for an...
08/31/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere yesterday to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution in excess of $15,000. "These pleas account for an additional $15,000 in court-ordered restitution that we have been...
08/31/2016
In an ongoing effort to strengthen child protection policies, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General have established an enhanced protocol for reporting allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Under this strengthened protocol, the Diocese of...
08/30/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joel Norman (age 26), of Webster, MA, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to two counts of DUI death resulting, two counts of driving to endanger death resulting, and one count of possession of cocaine. Norman...
08/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere yesterday to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution in excess of $34,000. "To date in calendar year 2016, we have successfully prosecuted 20 cases of unemployment insurance...
08/17/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Richard Dinitto (age 58), of Glocester, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting $14,603 in unemployment insurance benefits while he was working.