State Government Press Releases

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09/13/2013
Following the tremendous success of last year's "Texting & Drving…It Can Wait" campaign, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) and AT&T are again bringing attention to the dangers of texting and...
09/11/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Gerard Donley (DOB: 10/15/58), with a last known address of 50 Betsey Williams Drive, Cranston, to a total of 11 years, with six years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation. ...
09/09/2013
As the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) representative to the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will attend and lead a discussion at the IAP's 18th annual conference in Moscow this week. The IAP was formed in 1995 at the...
09/05/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Oral Swaby (age 41), with a last known address of 373 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, to 20 years, with six years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for his role in an illegal...
09/04/2013
To provide intervention and counseling services for Southeastern Asian families in danger of defaulting on their mortgages, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $120,000 grant to the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA). Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between...
08/26/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Caren Thompson, age 49, with a last known address of 30 Park Street, Blackstone, MA, was arraigned in Providence Superior Court on Friday, August 23, 2013, on one count of wrongful conversion over $100 by a government employee. Thompson was...
08/22/2013
The fifth and final progress report made by the five mortgage service providers and attorneys general nationwide under the National Mortgage Settlement ("the Settlement") was released today by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Settlement Monitor Joseph P. Smith. The data included in the...
08/15/2013
To assist teachers and other school employees to obtain the national criminal background checks required by Rhode Island General Law, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will provide the service at several police departments across the state. Under RIGL 16-2-18.1, any person seeking...
08/14/2013
To match veterans and low-income families with sustainable housing options in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $200,000 grant to Helping Hands Community Partners. Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between the five largest mortgage service providers...
08/07/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Michael P. Lewis, director of the RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT), announced the closing on a deal for RIDOT's purchase of approximately 52 acres of archaeologically important land in Narragansett, effectively ending a contentious dispute in which...