State Government Press Releases

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06/09/2014
Kilmartin and Cox Kick Off School Program at Esek Hopkins Middle School in Providence With three in 10 teens being bullied online according to a recent poll, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is teaming up with Cox Communications to teach young children how to "TakeCharge! of Online...
06/05/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Juan Diaz, age 29, of Providence was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 60 years, with 40 to serve, for the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend Mayra Cruz. The plea agreement was reached with the approval of the victim's...
06/04/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joseph Kalen, age 50, with a last known address of 99 Peck Street, Bristol, pleaded nolo contendere today in Newport County Superior Court to DUI death resulting and driving to endanger resulting in physical injury. Superior Court Justice...
06/04/2014
Rhode Island to Receive Approximately $1.2 Million Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement that signals a major change in the way pharmaceutical sales teams are motivated and paid for the ultimate benefit of consumers. The Attorneys General of 45 states,...
06/04/2014
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he has directed $250,000 in settlement monies from a Clean Air Act lawsuit to support the repair of the Town of Portsmouth's wind turbine. The non-taxpayer funded grant was announced at the Tuesday meeting of the Portsmouth...
06/03/2014
The Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed H7766 making it a felony to electronically disseminate sexually explicit images to minors, including photos and videos, as well as live sex acts transmitted via webcam. The legislation was sponsored by Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (D, District...
06/03/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that with the stroke of Governor Chafee's pen, Rhode Island may now seize assets and profits from pimps and human traffickers who enslave others for sexual enterprises. The legislation, filed on behalf of Attorney General Kilmartin by Sen. Frank...
06/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today commended President Barack Obama and EPA for proposing new regulations that will limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions allowable from existing electricity-generating power plants. President Obama's action follows rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court...
06/02/2014
With Rhode Island continuing to have one of the highest rates of mortgage delinquency and foreclosures in the nation, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop...
05/30/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement on the passing of federal Court Security Officer and retired North Kingstown Police Officer Frank McKnight: "On behalf of the Office of Attorney General, I express our deepest condolences to the family of Officer Frank McKnight,