State Government Press Releases

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03/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court last week to serve eight years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to felony charges stemming from his role in trafficking kilos of cocaine...
03/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today expressed disappointment when reacting to the plan Purdue Pharma filed in bankruptcy court. Along with 23 other states and the District of Columbia, Attorney General Neronha released the below statement: "We are disappointed in this plan.
03/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cranston man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court last week to serve four years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to felony charges stemming from his 2020 arrest for possessing an illegal...
03/12/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging a former North Attleboro...
03/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced on February 26, 2021 in Providence County Superior Court to serve 5 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to felony charges. The charges stem from his arrest in 2020 by...
03/10/2021
The Attorney General will testify before the House Judiciary Committee tonight at 7 p.m. in support of his proposed legislation to allow grand juries, in limited circumstances, to issue reports when in the public interest PROVIDENCE, RI For the third time since taking office, Attorney...
03/05/2021
Opposition filed with R.I. Supreme Court argues that marina expansion agreement is invalid PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that his office has filed a memorandum in the Rhode Island Supreme Court in opposition to a motion to accept a proposed agreement...
03/05/2021
2017 decision by Energy Facility Siting Board, currently under review by the Court, determined burying power lines to be unfeasible PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that his Office has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Rhode Island Supreme Court in...
03/04/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that a Pawtucket man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to felony charges stemming from his role in a 2020 drive-by shooting on...
03/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today an agreement with Brown University, following a review of the University's hate crime reporting to the Rhode Island State Police (RISP). The Attorney General found that the University's Department of Public Safety failed to...