State Government Press Releases

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12/02/2014
There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now "Giving Tuesday." A global day dedicated to giving back to the community, Giving Tuesday encourages people to volunteer or make a monetary donation to their favorite charity. Before opening up their wallets, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is...
12/01/2014
Citing his extraordinary efforts to eliminate drunk driving, underage drinking and distracted driving in Rhode Island, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recently presented Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin with a 2014 Leadership Award. Remarking on his accomplishments, the...
11/25/2014
In a letter delivered to the Public Utilities Commission today on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Office of Attorney General is urging the PUC to scrutinize the requested electricity rate hikes proposed by National Grid for the winter months. "Annual increases in electric...
11/25/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Christian "Chay" Rosado (age 27), of Woonsocket, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years with 20 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for the March 2013 Fairmount Bridge shooting that injured Ikey Wilson. Rosado was found...
11/24/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule in order to reflect realities of today's marketplace and better protect consumers from unscrupulous telemarketers. In a letter co-signed by 37 other attorneys general,...
11/21/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Lane (age 47), of Woonsocket, yesterday pled nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. Under the terms of the plea...
11/20/2014
The federal government should adopt rules that protect consumers from mandatory arbitration clauses in important contracts, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and his colleagues in 15 other states wrote in a letter sent this week to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The...
11/18/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Angel "Yung Cyph" Valerio (age 20), with a last known address of 32 Sackett Street, Providence, to 15 years, with 12 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for his role in the...
11/18/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today applauded the decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirming the Superior Court judgment denying Rocco D'Alessio post conviction relief motion to vacate the guilty verdict in the January 13, 2000 murder of his infant daughter Gianna. On April 16,...
11/17/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Ashner "Pookie" Alexis, age 19, of 12 Longfellow Street, Pawtucket, was found guilty by a jury for his role as the shooter in the February 4, 2014 murder of George Holland, Jr. The verdict was returned in under two hours after a seven day...