State Government Press Releases

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11/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and George Whalen, Director of the Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board (CRLB), located within the Rhode Island Department of Administration, announced that the Office of Attorney General and the CRLB successfully shut down a fraudulent...
11/16/2015
Agreement with Pennsylvania-based for-profit education company addresses consumer complaints and investigation by state attorneys general For-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) will significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices, and forgive...
11/13/2015
Defendant used backpage.com to scout victims Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today James Adams (age 34), with a last-known address of 12 Midway Drive, Warwick, was sentenced to life plus 100 years for murder, felony assault, and other crimes. In June, a Providence...
11/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today, Jose Colon (age 42), formerly of Central Falls, was found guilty of first degree child molestation. The Kent County Superior Court Jury returned the verdict in approximately four hours after an 11-day trial presided over by Superior Court...
11/09/2015
As required in the conditions set forth by the Office of Attorney General in Hospital Conversions Act decision in the acquisition of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island (Landmark) by Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. (Prime Healthcare), Attorney General Peter F....
11/05/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued a statement regarding joining an amicus in support of race-conscious admission policies at public colleges and universities in Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin . The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear the case this...
11/04/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Brian Desmarais (age 18) of East Providence, pleaded nolo contendere on November 2, 2015 before Family Court Judge Michael B. Forte to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. ...
11/04/2015
Coalition Cites Critical Need for Rules in Order to Protect the Public, Environment, and Grow our Economies Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island is joining a coalition of 25 states, cities and counties filing a motion to intervene to defend the federal...
10/27/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Martin (age 56), of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty on Friday before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to one count of second degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Martin was sentenced to 30 years, with 15 years to...
10/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed a lawsuit in Superior Court citing the Albion Fire District for a willful and knowing, or reckless, violation of the State's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failure to submit to the Office of Attorney General a form certifying that an...