State Government Press Releases

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10/05/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson (age 60), pleaded nolo contendere to charges related to the unlawful appropriation and embezzlement of funds from the Providence Cobras, a youth track & field team he operated, and campaign...
10/05/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Charlene Morales (age 41), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere before Providence Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to charges of driving under the influence, death resulting and driving to endanger, death resulting, stemming...
10/05/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ezekial Johnson (age 28), of Pawtucket, was sentenced today to consecutive life sentences plus 10 years for the July 2007 murder of Jose Rodriguez. Johnson was found guilty in July 2018 of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while...
10/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday September 28, 2018, Anneurys Prado (age 22), of Providence, waived criminal indictment and pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate Richard D. Raspallo to first degree robbery. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Prado...
10/02/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Kristofer Bernier (age 27), of Woonsocket, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to two counts of second degree child abuse. Under the terms of the plea, Bernier was sentenced to 15 years with seven...
10/02/2018
Enhances RI's Law Prohibiting Credit Reporting Agencies from Charging Fees for Credit Freezes One of the biggest fears of loved ones of elderly relatives is the prospect of that relative being a victim of financial exploitation, identity theft or fraud. Attorney General Peter F....
09/25/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today harshly criticized the proposed rollbacks of rules implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Attorney General Kilmartin, as part of a coalition of 10 attorneys general, submitted a comment letter describing critical flaws with the ESA...
09/25/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Carlos Rivera (age 52), of Central Falls, was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to 50 years, with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for the molestation of a young girl. In addition, Rivera...
09/24/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jose Morales (age 24), of Providence, today pleaded nolo contendere to one count of second degree murder before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers for the June 2016 murder of his friend Kip Stewart. Under the terms of the plea, Morales was...
09/17/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined 55 other state and territory attorneys general to in a letter to congressional leaders and the chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees urging lawmakers to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "Since the...