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12/19/2014 15:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Luis "Fat Boy" Gonzalez (age 24), with a last known address of 645 Douglas Avenue, Providence, to 50 years with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for his role in the June...
12/17/2014 11:15 EST
To educate and inform newly-elected and appointed officials about the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will once again lead an "Open Government 101" summit. The "101" summit will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the
12/15/2014 15:30 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Louis Pina, age 21, of Providence, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the December 4, 2013 murder of 16-year-old Eric Cuesta. Under the terms of the plea agreement, with was reached with the approval of the victim'...
12/11/2014 16:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Joseph Simone (age 25) of 16 Beach Street, North Providence, pled nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey Lanphear to child pornography, indecent solicitation of a minor, extortion and impersonating police officers. Under the...

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Grand Jury Reports

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12/18/2014 17:00 EST
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Chengfei Xu, age 40 4242 Colden Street Flushing, NY K1-2014-0733A Fating Wang, age 54...
12/08/2014 12:15 EST
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Evan Watson, age 25 18 Tobey Street Providence, RI P1-2014-3528AG Miguel Perez, age 20...
11/21/2014 13:30 EST
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Barry Meehan, age 65 767 Providence Street West Warwick, RI P1-2014-3413A The Statewide...
11/12/2014 15:00 EST
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The Statewide Grand Jury today concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding...

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Open Government Findings

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12/16/2014 12:00 EST
The Town denied Complainant's request for the resumes of the top five (5) individuals who applied for the position of Finance Director and the resume of the individual selected for that position, and the resumes of the top five (5) individuals who applied for the position of Director of Public...
12/10/2014 15:00 EST
Complainant filed an APRA request seeking "all debts paid and owed due to negotiations with the Portsmouth Police Union to include legal fees, witnesses, actuary costs, etc." The Town responded by providing Complainant with numerical information and/or a narrative response and asserted that...
12/01/2014 12:00 EST
Complainants submitted APRA requests to the Superintendent's Office for a copy of the Superintendent's evaluation. The Superintendent's Office denied the requests under the personal privacy exemption, i.e., pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b). Due to the fact that the evaluation...
12/01/2014 12:00 EST
Complainant submitted an APRA request to the Superintendent's Office requesting, among other documents, a copy of the Superintendent's evaluation. The Superintendent's Office denied access to the evaluation on the grounds that it was a "working paper," i.e., pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-2(4)(...

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