State Government Press Releases

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06/08/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, David Pope (age 50), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Pope was sentenced to 30 years with 10 years...
06/05/2015
Legislation to require child-proof packaging and prohibit use on school property The Rhode Island State Senate today unanimously passed legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-...
06/03/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on May 27, 2015, Travis Lesperance, age 25, of Attleboro, was sentenced to 20 years, with 12 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for the May 2013 robbery and assault of a Providence College senior. Lesperance had pleaded...
05/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Nigel Nichols (age 29), from Brockton MA, to four consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for the December 6, 2009 shooting on Dorrance Street in Providence that killed David Thomas (age 22) and...
05/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation in the Rhode Island Senate that prohibits medical marijuana patients and caregivers from extracting THC from marijuana using a flammable liquid. The legislation would allow compassion centers to extract THC using a flammable liquid only...
05/21/2015
Following mediation in federal bankruptcy court, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement with RadioShack over the sale of its customers' personally identifiable information. Thirty-eight states, including Rhode Island, joined together to oppose the sale of consumer...
05/20/2015
Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Agree to Significant Changes Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies — Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC. Under...
05/19/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Antonio Acosta (age 69), of Providence, guilty of three counts of second degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the guilty verdict in four...
05/19/2015
Settlements with Two Corporations and Three Individuals Net Judgments of Nearly $137 Million, Litigation Proceeds Against Others Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, with state law enforcement partners in every other state in the nation, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade...
05/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Monday David Lee Waters, 43, with a last known address of 57 Jackson Flat Road, Scituate, was found guilty by Superior Court Justice Allen P. Rubine after a jury waived trial of assault on a person over 60 years of age. The defendant remains...