State Government Press Releases

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11/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Nicola Patalano, age 60, of Cranston was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of malicious killing of an animal. The jury returned the verdict after one and one-half days of deliberations following a two and one-half day...
11/01/2016
While winter officially starts on December 21st and the temperatures have been fairly mild so far, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting above-normal snowfall and below-normal temperatures for the Northeast this year. Recognizing that some Rhode Island families struggle to afford new coats, hats,...
10/28/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today a Kent County Superior Court Jury found Henry Bozzo (age 60), of Warwick, guilty of one count of first degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict after less than two hours of deliberation, following a three-day trial presided...
10/27/2016
State of Rhode Island will receive approximately $654,000 to resolve allegations of state consumer protection law violations The State of Rhode Island will receive approximately $654,000 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies...
10/26/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere recently to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution in excess of $17,000. "This year to date, our office has successfully prosecuted nearly 30 cases of unemployment insurance...
10/24/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Christopher Jimenez (age 30), of Providence, RI, was found guilty by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel of second degree murder and first degree child abuse for the beating death of his infant daughter Christina. The verdict...
10/20/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Kent County Superior Court jury yesterday found Bruce McNeil (age 76), of Warwick, guilty of one count of second degree sexual assault. The jury returned the guilty verdict after 15 minutes of deliberations following a three-day...
10/18/2016
First Stop on Statewide Awareness Campaign is North Providence High School as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19- year olds in the United States. In fact, in...
10/18/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Bruce Moten (age 27), of Providence, guilty of the October 22, 2014 gang shooting that left Terry Robinson dead and Delacey Andrade injured. Moten was found guilty of murder, two...
10/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region are holding a two-day meeting in Newport, R.I., focusing on local, state and federal governmental and non-governmental partnerships to deliver cost-effectives services to constituents and to...