State Government Press Releases

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06/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Kimberly Faneuf (age 49) of Cumberland, RI, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to one count of assault on a severely impaired person. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was reached with the approval of...
06/15/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Vera Hunte (age 50), of North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $10,000 in...
06/15/2016
Legislation to require child-proof packaging and prohibit use on school property Legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-delivery systems such as e-cigarettes passed the Rhode...
06/15/2016
The Rhode Island General Assembly voted bills (H7537/S2540) in concurrence on Tuesday that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without the consent of the individual in the images and create criminal penalties for those who engage in "sextortion." The measure now moves to the Governor's...
06/14/2016
As with most terrible tragedies, there is a tremendous outpouring of support by Americans and a great desire to help the victims and their families. To assist Rhode Islanders who want to make a donation to the victims and the families impacted by the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Attorney General...
06/13/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Matthew Gumkowski (age 34), formerly of West Warwick, guilty today of first degree murder and first degree arson for the May 11, 2011 murder of 42-year old Michael DiRaimo. The jury returned the...
06/10/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Attorney General (RIAG) today announced that the Expedited Review Hospital Conversion Initial Application submitted by Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation, Lawrence + Memorial Corporation, LMW Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a Westerly Hospital, has been deemed complete...
06/10/2016
With Rhode Island small businesses focusing on making this a great summer season, scam artists posing as representatives of National Grid are banking on business owners falling for the ruse that service will be shut off unless an immediate payment is made. And, the newest form of "payment"...
06/09/2016
Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that provides greater access to residential substance abuse treatment. The legislation provides that health insurers may not deny continued residential or inpatient treatment...
06/09/2016
Bill heads to Governor's Desk for Signature Today, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (H 7425/S2542), filed on behalf of Attorney...