State Government Press Releases

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12/18/2013
Recognizing the alarming and growing criminal industry of human trafficking in the United States, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined his fellow attorneys general in a letter to congressional committee leaders overseeing the federal funding for programs that fight human trafficking...
12/17/2013
(Tuesday, December 17, 2013) – Earlier today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin brought his "Txting & Drving...It Can Wait" campaign to North Smithfield High School, where he spoke to over 120 juniors about the dangers of texting...
12/17/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 42 other attorneys general in submitting a letter to the Secretary of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voicing strong support for the federal agency's proposed nationwide investigation of patent trolls. Patent trolls typically acquire patents solely...
12/16/2013
Citing the ever growing problem of posting photos and videos on the Internet with intent to embarrass or harm another individual, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, Senator Erin Lynch (D – Dist. 31 Warwick, Cranston) and Representative Donald J. Lally Jr. (D-Dist. 33, Narragansett, South...
12/09/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Joseph Montalbano ordered the Manville Fire District to pay $5,000 for willfully or knowingly violating the state's Open Meetings Act ("OMA") when it failed to hold its board meetings in a handicapped accessible location on...
12/09/2013
Citing the importance of protecting and managing the marine fishery resources, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed an amicus brief in United Sates District Court in Massachusetts in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
12/06/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Leron Porter (DOB: 1/12/81) was found guilty of the May 2011 murder of 17-year-old Tiphany Tallo. The jury returned the guilty verdict approximately 5 hours after the conclusion of a month-long trial presided over by Superior Court Justice...
12/06/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty today announced two plea agreements in unemployment insurance fraud cases. Jaime Martin (age 39), with a last known address of 2 Thorton Avenue, Smithfield, RI, pleaded nolo...
12/04/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), today signed a partnership agreement in which Rhode Island will provide prosecutorial training to foreign partners to enhance their...
11/29/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement on the passing of former Attorney General Herbert F. DeSimone: "Herb DeSimone will be remembered as a dedicated and principled public servant. In every role he served, he did so with great integrity and honor, matched only...