State Government Press Releases

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05/30/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that on Wednesday May 29, 2019, Pablo Lopez Baez (age 39), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere to carrying a pistol without a license before Superior Court Magistrate Richard D. Raspallo. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Baez was sentenced to 10...
05/24/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Robert Rego (age 30), of Providence was found guilty today on charges of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in injury, carrying a firearm without a license, and assault with a dangerous weapon. The jury returned the...
05/24/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that William Hudgins (age 30) of Providence was sentenced yesterday to 15 years after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree child molestation. Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced Hudgins to a 15-year full sentence, with six years to...
05/24/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Brian Fraga (age 35), of Lincoln, was sentenced yesterday to 18 years after pleading nolo contendere to one count of manslaughter. Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano sentenced Fraga to an 18-year full sentence, with 10 years to serve at the...
05/24/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Arnold Evans (age 37), of Providence, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life at the ACI by Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers. Evans had been held without bail at the ACI since he was indicted...
05/24/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kunwar Chadha (age 53) of Cumberland was sentenced yesterday to 48 years after being found guilty on two counts of second-degree child molestation. Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced Chadha to a 48-year full sentence, with 22 years to...
05/17/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Alan Pickens (age 22) of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere to one count of carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Superior Court Magistrate Richard D. Raspallo sentenced Pickens to 10 years with 5...
05/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Andrew Soben (age 22, West Warwick) and Jake Cabral (age 22, Warwick) pleaded nolo contendere to charges yesterday and were sentenced to the ACI for their roles in the 2016 murder of Michael Rogers. Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini...
05/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Louis Pompeii (age 44), of North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere on May 9, to one count of domestic kidnapping. Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney III sentenced Pompeii to 10 years with four and a half years to serve at the ACI and the...
05/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Paul Desjardins (age 30), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty on May 8, to counts of second-degree child abuse, domestic simple assault, and violation of a no contact order. Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced Desjardins to 10 years with one...