State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/11/2016
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In Rhode Island, the Sex Trafficking Law Enforcement Task Force, comprised of local and state law enforcement, agents from Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI, and prosecutors from the Rhode Island Attorney General's...
01/05/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joshua Rathbun (age 41), formerly of Westerly and currently of Utah, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg to 40 years, with 25 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for child molestation. In...
01/04/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General will again hold a cell phone recycling drive throughout the month of January to benefit victims of domestic violence and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV). The program is...