State Government Press Releases

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11/17/2017
Monies Represent State's Share from Mylan Qui Tam Settlement Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today presented a check for $1,505,081.43 to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which represented the state's share of a qui tam settlement previously entered into between the...
11/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Born Smith (age 31), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter to one count of first degree murder and one count of first degree arson. Under the terms of the plea, Smith was sentenced to life in prison...
11/15/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today applauded Fidelity's announcement on the steps the company has taken to better protect client personal and account information when sharing with third-party websites. "In light of the massive data breach at Equifax, among other high-profile breaches, it...
11/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Antonio Braithwaite (age 30), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday to one count of first degree robbery. Under the terms of the plea before Superior Court Justice Richard Licht, Braithwaite was sentenced to 20 years with 10 years to...
11/08/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Geordan Kostas, age 23, of Woonsocket, waived indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Luis Matos to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea, he was sentenced to 25 years with nine...
11/02/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos, age 31, of Pawtucket, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter to five years, with 18 months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for second degree child abuse. In addition, she was ordered...
10/30/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued a statement regarding the decision by a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., temporarily enjoining President Trump from banning transgender individuals from the military. Attorney General Kilmartin was one of 16 attorneys general that filed an...
10/30/2017
Arguing that a business owner's personal beliefs do not give him a right to discriminate against customers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of Colorado's...
10/30/2017
Expressing extreme concern about the role "bump stocks" played in the recent Las Vegas tragedy, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in current federal gun laws. The bipartisan letter includes support from...
10/27/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alberto Rivera (age 42), of Cranston, was found guilty yesterday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of the December 4, 2016, assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm) in a dwelling with the intent to murder Juan Croussette. Rivera was also...