State Government Press Releases

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07/07/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Francisco Diaz (age 33), with a last known address of 512 Chalkstone Blvd., Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 50 years, 20 of which are non-paroleable. Diaz was found guilty in April by a Providence...
07/07/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today for their unanimous decision for the immediate elimination of the billing adjustment for ratepayers when switching electric service providers: "I applaud the PUC for recognizing the burden the billing...
06/30/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Western Coventry Fire District for a violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Fire District failed to timely file or post the unofficial minutes...
06/30/2015
AG Kilmartin Joins Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Energy Advocates Sending Letter to ISO-New England and New England Transmission Owners Arguing for a Public Process for Proposed Rate Increases Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura...
06/29/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Paul Mahfouz (age 47), of 215 Judson Street, Raynham, MA, was sentenced to five years, with six months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for embezzling more than $5,000 from the Rhode Island Lottery and for unlawful...
06/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States decision in Obergfell v. Hodges, upholding the right for same sex individuals to marry. Attorney General Kilmartin had signed on to amicus briefs in support of marriage...
06/25/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday, Joshua Rathbun (age 41), formerly of Westerly and currently of Utah, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of first degree child molestation in a trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg. During the...
06/24/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Warwick Retirement Board for a willful or knowing violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Board held its March 4, 2015 meeting on less than 48...
06/23/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently re-elected to serve as chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region, and re-appointed as co-chair of the Consumer Protection and NAAG Training Committees. In addition, Kilmartin will continue to serve as the NAAG...
06/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin recently led a panel discussion on the issue of body-worn police cameras as part of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) conference June 16 - 18 in San Diego, CA. The panel discussed the benefits and costs of implementation of body-worn camera...