State Government Press Releases

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02/26/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Lorenzo Hicks-Hinson (age 28), with a last known address of 419 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 15 years to serve, followed by 20 years suspended with probation which is non parolable,
02/23/2016
The House Committee on Judiciary is scheduled today and tomorrow to hear testimony on three pieces of legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would provide much-needed updates to the state's Internet safety laws in response to the explosive growth of new...
02/22/2016
Recognizing that trafficking of individuals for the commercial sex trade as a sex offense, legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking trafficking be subject to the State's sex offender registration and community...
02/22/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Markus Acevedo, age 22, with a last known address of 187 Lenox Avenue, Providence, who was found guilty in December of two counts of first degree child molestation, was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini on Friday to 20 years...
02/17/2016
As we head into the height of tax season, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding consumers to be aware of the signs of the pervasive "IRS scam," which continues to target law abiding citizens in Rhode Island and across the nation. Attorney General Kilmartin noted that his office has...
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...