State Government Press Releases

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09/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeks documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the...
09/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and A.T. Wall, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC), today announced a settlement agreement between the State of Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ filed a lawsuit in 2014 against the State and DOC alleging...
09/19/2017
18 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing the Ban, Citing Harm to States' Residents, Institutions, and Economies Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 18 attorneys general, filed a new amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Trump's travel...
09/18/2017
Calling the so-called package of "justice reinvestment" bills a result of a sham commission controlled by the Governor with a pre-determined outcome and whose members were never given an opportunity to vote on final package, Attorney General Kilmartin is warning legislators and the Governor that...
09/15/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined with attorneys general around the country in a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people. ...
09/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Roshon Young (age 36), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Bennett R. Gallo to one count of possession of a controlled substance, specially possession of approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine. Under the terms...
09/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office is part of a multistate investigation into the Equifax data breach looking how this breach took place, what the company is doing to assist and protect consumers now, and the steps the company is taking to ensure better protections...
09/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Frank Andrade (age 52), of Cumberland, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 10 counts of first degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. The defendant changed his plea from...
09/08/2017
With the news that credit monitoring giant Equifax has experienced a data breach of 143 million consumers nearly 1/3 of the population of the United States - Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is providing potentially impacted Rhode Island consumers with information on what to do to protect...
09/07/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that he has joined a coalition of 17 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the voters of Wisconsin in Gill v Whitford. The case stems from an appeal by the State of Wisconsin,