State Government Press Releases

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05/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation in the Rhode Island Senate that prohibits medical marijuana patients and caregivers from extracting THC from marijuana using a flammable liquid. The legislation would allow compassion centers to extract THC using a flammable liquid only...
05/21/2015
Following mediation in federal bankruptcy court, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement with RadioShack over the sale of its customers' personally identifiable information. Thirty-eight states, including Rhode Island, joined together to oppose the sale of consumer...
05/20/2015
Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Agree to Significant Changes Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC. Under...
05/19/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Antonio Acosta (age 69), of Providence, guilty of three counts of second degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the guilty verdict in four...
05/19/2015
Settlements with Two Corporations and Three Individuals Net Judgments of Nearly $137 Million, Litigation Proceeds Against Others Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, with state law enforcement partners in every other state in the nation, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade...
05/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Monday David Lee Waters, 43, with a last known address of 57 Jackson Flat Road, Scituate, was found guilty by Superior Court Justice Allen P. Rubine after a jury waived trial of assault on a person over 60 years of age. The defendant remains...
05/12/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Orlando Luciano, 23, with a last known address of 104 Vandewater Street, Providence, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license and...
05/12/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General filed a lawsuit in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the Warwick Retirement Board for a willful or knowing violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Board held a meeting on less than 48...
05/12/2015
Rhode Island to Receive $306,000 from the Settlements; Consumers Eligible for PaymentsAttorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that the Office of Attorney General reached settlements with Sprint Corporation ("Sprint") and Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless ("Verizon"
05/12/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Manville Fire Department for violations of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failing to provide a timely response to an APRA request. Under the terms of the...