State Government Press Releases

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02/12/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern sentenced Jose Colon (age 42), formerly of Central Falls, to 50 years with 35 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for first degree child molestation. In addition, Justice Stern...
02/10/2016
AG calls on Senate Committee to pass bill repealing amendment allowing debt-collection robocalls Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to pass the ''Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls Act of 2015'' or ''...
02/09/2016
Kilmartin and Manufacturer Sign Agreement to Increase Rebate to $6 for each Naloxone Syringe Dosage Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced an amended agreement with Naloxone manufacturer Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., that would increase the company-offered rebate for each...
02/05/2016
More than 1,100 Rhode Island borrowers eligible for mortgage relief; foreclosed HSBC loans may be eligible for payments for past abuse Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address...
02/04/2016
After a review of appropriate state statutes, case law, and operations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has found that daily fantasy sports are currently legal under Rhode Island law. Kilmartin sent his finding in a letter to Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, and...
02/01/2016
The statistics are startling: one in three teens in the United States will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by a relationship partner. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding teens that everyone deserves...
01/28/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Douglas Huntley (age 25), of Providence was sentenced yesterday to 30 years with 20 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for breaking and entering and weapons charges. Huntley was found guilty on October 30, 2015 by a...
01/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Miguel Wynns (age 20), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to possession of a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a controlled substance with intent...
01/21/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Chaquiro Blandino (age 21), with a last known address of 150 Stamford Avenue, Providence, to consecutive life sentences plus 20 years, 10 of which is non-paroleable, followed by 10 years suspended...
01/14/2016
Citing the continuing opioid abuse and addiction crisis in Rhode Island and the nation, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 35 fellow attorneys general in sending a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday urging the prompt adoption of new guidelines for...