State Government Press Releases

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06/10/2016
With Rhode Island small businesses focusing on making this a great summer season, scam artists posing as representatives of National Grid are banking on business owners falling for the ruse that service will be shut off unless an immediate payment is made. And, the newest form of "payment"...
06/09/2016
Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that provides greater access to residential substance abuse treatment. The legislation provides that health insurers may not deny continued residential or inpatient treatment...
06/09/2016
Bill heads to Governor's Desk for Signature Today, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (H 7425/S2542), filed on behalf of Attorney...
06/09/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Janine Garrett (age 44), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Justice (ret.) Francis J. Darigan to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $7,000 in...
06/08/2016
The Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without the consent of the individual in the images and create criminal penalties for those who engage in "sextortion." ...
06/07/2016
Bill Heads to Governor's Desk for Signature (Providence, RI) - Today, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking be subject to the State's sex offender registration...
06/07/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jacqueline White (age 64), of Pawtucket, pleaded nolo contendere today before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $18,000 in unemployment...
06/03/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Denzel Barboza (age 24), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the December 12, 2015 shooting of Angel Toj outside the Roxy nightclub in Providence. In March, Barboza pleaded guilty to assault with a...
06/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Zachary Alvarado (age 20), of 285 Main Street, Woonsocket, was sentenced today to 55 years with 35 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, non paroleable, Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for multiple robberies and...
06/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Fausto Balbi (age 32), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate John J. Flynn to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $11,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while...