State Government Press Releases

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07/08/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Justin Pine (age 27), of 702 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence and possession of a firearm...
07/07/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today that Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced Michael Patino (age 33) to life in prison for the October 2009 beating death of six-year-old Marco Nieves. Patino was convicted of second degree murder by a Providence County Superior...
07/07/2015
Joins Multistate Letter against Federal Preemption of States' Ability to Legislate and Enforce Laws that Protect Consumers from Data Breaches and Identity Theft Joining a bipartisan effort to ensure that any future federal data breach notification or data security law is effective and...
07/07/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Francisco Diaz (age 33), with a last known address of 512 Chalkstone Blvd., Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 50 years, 20 of which are non-paroleable. Diaz was found guilty in April by a Providence...
07/07/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today for their unanimous decision for the immediate elimination of the billing adjustment for ratepayers when switching electric service providers: "I applaud the PUC for recognizing the burden the billing...
06/30/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Western Coventry Fire District for a violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Fire District failed to timely file or post the unofficial minutes...
06/30/2015
AG Kilmartin Joins Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Energy Advocates Sending Letter to ISO-New England and New England Transmission Owners Arguing for a Public Process for Proposed Rate Increases Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura...
06/29/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Paul Mahfouz (age 47), of 215 Judson Street, Raynham, MA, was sentenced to five years, with six months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for embezzling more than $5,000 from the Rhode Island Lottery and for unlawful...
06/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States decision in Obergfell v. Hodges, upholding the right for same sex individuals to marry. Attorney General Kilmartin had signed on to amicus briefs in support of marriage...
06/25/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday, Joshua Rathbun (age 41), formerly of Westerly and currently of Utah, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of first degree child molestation in a trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg. During the...