State Government Press Releases

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01/09/2020
Are you eligible for expungement of your Rhode Island criminal record? Join the Office of the Attorney General at this event to take the first step in the expungement process. When: January 22, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: CCRI - Newport Campus, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd.,...
01/07/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Ashley Weaver (age 28), of Dorchester, MA, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on January 3, 2020 to four counts stemming from a May 2019 armed robbery in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Weaver to 20...
12/20/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Office of the Attorney General has filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court alleging that the Woonsocket City Council willfully or knowingly violated the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA). The lawsuit requests a court order,...
12/20/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Anthony Harris (age 27), of Dorchester, MA, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on December 12, 2019 to one count of first-degree robbery. Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos sentenced Harris to 12 years with six years to serve at...
12/17/2019
On December 12, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging three defendants with 30 felony counts stemming from an investigation into bribery, obtaining...
12/16/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Carlton Vose (age 50), of Pawtucket, was found guilty on December 12, 2019 by a Providence County Superior Court jury on six counts of criminal neglect of an adult with severe impairments. The jury returned the verdict after four and a half hours of...
12/06/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that George Dugas (age 56), of Woonsocket was sentenced on December 3, 2019 in Providence County Superior Court to 9 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree child molestation. Superior Court...
12/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Matthew Heal (age 43), of Pawtucket, was sentenced on November 20, 2019 in Providence County Superior Court to 15 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after being found guilty of possessing over 10,000 counterfeit pills containing...
12/04/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Shakeil Torres (age 24), of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on December 3, 2019 to eight felony drug and firearms counts. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Torres to 25 years with 13 years to serve at...
11/27/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Edward Delossantos (age 24), of Milford, MA was found guilty on November 14, 2019 by a Providence County Superior Court jury on five felony charges related to a 2016 domestic assault in Woonsocket. The jury returned the verdict after just over one...