State Government Press Releases

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03/25/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation extending the statute of limitations for elder exploitation from three years to ten years is scheduled to be heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Paul V. Jabour (D-...
03/25/2014
Recognizing that gang activity threatens the safety and security of Rhode Island communities, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation to provide a sentence enhancement for person who commits a felony for the benefit or at the direction of a criminal street gang is scheduled to be heard...
03/25/2014
Bill would strengthen AG's Ability to Prosecute Public Corruption With Rhode Island long recognized as having weak public corruption laws, and with a majority of public corruption cases adjudicated federally because of stiffer sentences, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's "Crimes...
03/25/2014
With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D-District 37, New Shoreham, South Kingstown) have put forth legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute...
03/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Director of Health, Michael Fine, MD, are warning the public of a possible scam in which individuals, primarily women, are being called by a "medical compensation company" or "the state department of health" asking about recent surgeries and other personal...
03/19/2014
Citing patient safety and the need for the proper tools to fight Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has submitted legislation that would require national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants. The legislation H7442, sponsored by Representative Eileen...
03/19/2014
Also addresses forfeiture of assets by those who enslave individuals for forced labor or prostitution Believed to be one of the world's fastest growing criminal enterprises and an estimated $32 billion a year global industry, human trafficking is the world's second most profitable...
03/18/2014
With the health and protection of Rhode Island citizens in mind, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined several other attorneys general in urging the nation's five largest retailers with pharmacies Rite-Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway to follow the example set by CVS/Caremark...
03/18/2014
With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin authored legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute for the larceny of farm products and livestock. The legislation H7619, sponsored...
03/14/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Timothy DeBritto, 1/31/86: pled guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for his role in the July 30, 2012 murder of Shameeka Barrows, Damien Colon and Michael Martin. Under the plea agreement, DeBritto was sentenced to a...