State Government Press Releases

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05/21/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement regarding this week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma: "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Monday's horrific tornado in Oklahoma. As images of the destruction emerge, we as a nation are shocked and saddened...
05/15/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Donald Greenslit (age 53), with a last known address of 16 Pershing Road, Johnston, was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to life for the January 22, 2012 murder of his common-law wife Stacie Dorego. Greenslit was found...
05/14/2013
Protecting teens' online privacy is the goal of a new public education campaign launched today by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin in cooperation with Facebook. "The Internet offers many opportunities for young people. It is a gateway to exciting new opportunities and allows young people to...
05/14/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations that Ranbaxy, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Gurgaon, India, introduced...
05/13/2013
Citing an increase in newborns dependent on painkillers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with 42 of his colleagues, today sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to place a black box warning on opioid analgesics to indicate the risk of Neonatal...
05/10/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Zachary Lapelusa (age 26), with a last known address of 102 McQuillan Drive, Milford, CT, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Edward C. Clifton to the March 29, 2011 murder of Antoinette Vendetti Bruce. In accordance with the plea...
05/10/2013
Today, the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding Judge Michael A. Silverstein's rulings on court costs relating to State of Rhode Island v. Lead Industries Association, Inc. et al. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement regarding today's Supreme...
05/03/2013
Under RI law governing grand juries, no further details based upon evidence presented to the grand jury regarding the background of the charges can be provided at this time. Neither the Rhode Island State Police nor the Office of Attorney General will be making any further comment on the...
05/02/2013
The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will hold a public informational meeting concerning the proposed affiliation of The Memorial Hospital. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Attorney General and the Department of...
04/30/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island, as part of a nationwide settlement against the drug manufacturer Amgen, Inc., has resolved allegations that the company violated certain state false claims acts, by reporting inflated pricing data for its prescription drugs Aransep,...