State Government Press Releases

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01/10/2017
In response to the findings from a new report by the United States Senate that showed Backpage.com knowingly profited from and facilitated child sex trafficking, the website announced it was shuttering its adult online ads section. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has called for years for...
01/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Albion Fire District settled a lawsuit acknowledging it violated the State's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failure to submit to the Office of Attorney General a form certifying that an individual(s) had been trained in APRA as...
12/29/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a broad coalition of 19 states and cities to urge President-Elect Donald Trump to continue the federal government's defense of the Clean Power Plan, regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, and to continue EPA's efforts to reduce...
12/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Denzel Richardson (age 24), of Providence pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of possession of a firearm without a license and one count of possession of a firearm after been previously convicted of...
12/14/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Larenta Draper (age 25), of Pawtucket, RI, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to weapons and assault charges for the April 15, 2016 shooting outside Club Aqua in Providence. Draper was sentenced to a 27 years with...
12/14/2016
After passing the General Assembly last session only to be wrongfully vetoed, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his intention to refile his legislation that would prohibit the posting of "revenge porn" without the consent of the individual in the images and create criminal...
12/14/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Newport County Superior Court jury found James Dalton (age 61), of Fall River, MA, guilty yesterday of one count of second degree sexual assault. The jury returned the verdict in less than an hour after a one and one half day trial presided...
12/08/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Daniel Lastarza (age 50), formerly of Providence, guilty today of second degree murder for the July 23, 2014 beating death of Jonathan Stack (age 33). The jury returned the guilty verdict after seven...
12/08/2016
Company's Marketing of Abilify Violated Deceptive Trade Practices Act Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that he, along with 42 other attorneys general, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ("BMS") related to the drug company's alleged...
12/07/2016
To educate and inform newly-elected and appointed officials about the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will once again lead an "Open Government 101" summit. The "101" summit will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the...