State Government Press Releases

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08/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Andrew McLean (age 26), of Woonsocket, was sentenced on July 31, 2019 to serve 40 years at the ACI for his role in a 2015 armed robbery of a pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced McLean to a 60-...
07/31/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Elijah Blyden (age 19), of Cranston, was sentenced today to seven years to serve at the ACI for his role in a 2018 home invasion on Hanover Street in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Blyden to a 20-year full sentence...
07/31/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Sean Curran (age 20), of Warwick, was sentenced on July 30, 2019 to serve 10 years at the ACI after pleading nolo contendere earlier this year to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of video voyeurism, and two counts of production...
07/29/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Luis Aponte (age 56), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere today to a felony count of embezzlement. Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear sentenced Aponte to a 4.5-year suspended sentence with 4.5 years of probation. As part of his plea,...
07/23/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced an important next step in the Office's review of clergy child sexual abuse: a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Attorney General and the Diocese of Providence pursuant to which the Office and the Rhode Island State Police will gain...
07/22/2019
A coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax resulting from an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. While consumers will receive up to $425 million in claims in the settlement,
07/18/2019
Event will be streamed live on www.riag.ri.gov starting at 9 a.m. Friday This Friday, July 19, 2019, Attorney General Peter Neronha will host the 21st Annual Open Government Summit at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m....
07/10/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Saul Lopez (age 63), of Central Falls, pleaded guilty on July 9, 2019 to four counts of first-degree child molestation and was sentenced to 24 years at the ACI. Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear sentenced Lopez to a 50-year full sentence,...
06/28/2019
"Today's decision was complicated but good for democracy and good for Rhode Island. A citizenship question was being added to the census in an effort to suppress participation, with potentially devastating consequences for Rhode Islanders. As of today, the census will not contain a citizenship...
06/27/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today a series of steps to combat deceptive and unfair practices in the ticket resale marketplace in Rhode Island. The Attorney General's multi-month investigation into the sale of speculative tickets has led to refunds for Rhode Island consumers, the...