State Government Press Releases

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08/18/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos (age 31), of Pawtucket, was found guilty August 1, 2017 of second degree child abuse by a jury after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. During the trial, the State...
08/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently appointed to a bi-partisan working group of attorneys general to strengthen efforts nationwide to combat elder abuse. The initiative was announced by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and NAAG President and Kansas Attorney...
08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island has agreed in principle to join the United States and other states to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P. (collectively "Mylan"). The settlement will resolve allegations that...
08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 17 states filed an amicus brief yesterday in the United States Supreme Court in support of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and several employees who are alleging violations of their legal rights. In these three consolidated cases -
08/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Doyle (age 68), of West Hartford, CT, was sentenced today, eight months after being found guilty by a Washington County Superior Court jury on all 18 counts charged in the Institute for International Sport embezzlement case. Superior...
08/09/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today a multistate settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company (collectively "Nationwide"), concerning an October 2012 data breach the company experienced. The settlement...
08/04/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 16 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the Hawaii travel ban litigation, opposing the Trump administration's appeal of the decision by the district court that the ban should not prevent grandparents and other close relatives of...
08/02/2017
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today commented on the decision by Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern finding Christian Lepore (age 35), of Richmond, RI, not guilty by reason of insanity in the May 28, 2016 beating death of 62-year-old John O'Neil and the assault of several police...
08/01/2017
Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Illegal One-Year Delay in Protecting Public's Health from Dangerous Smog Pollution In one of the strongest actions against the Trump Administration taken to date, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 15 other state attorneys general today filed a lawsuit...
07/31/2017
As the news locally of increased energy rates expected this winter, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin urged members of Congress to preserve and expand the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funding in the 2018 federal budget. ...