State Government Press Releases

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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Jonathan Archie (DOB:8/27/88), with a last known address of 175 Carpenter Street, Providence, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Sara Taft-Carter to the November 2009 sexual assault and robbery of a North Providence woman. In...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Jonathan Archie (DOB:8/27/88), with a last known address of 175 Carpenter Street, Providence, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Sara Taft-Carter to the November 2009 sexual assault and robbery of a North Providence woman. In...
As a result of a month long cell phone recycling drive held by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Office of Attorney General, Verizon Wireless made a $2,000 HopeLine contribution to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) to provide financial assistance to local non-...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government and reached agreement with Amgen, Inc. ("Amgen") to settle allegations that Amgen engaged in various illegal marketing practices to promote sales of the drugs Aranesp,...
"There are no words to describe the horror that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. We are all stunned and devastated by this brutal act of violence, which is even more appalling in that many of the victims were young school children," said Attorney...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a coalition of seven states, which on Tuesday notified the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their intent to sue the Agency for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane emissions from the oil & natural gas industry.
The Office of Attorney General today filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court today citing the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority ("the Authority") for a willful or knowing violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Authority failed to post notice of the June 26, 2012...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he and 33 other attorneys general reached a $42.9 million consent judgment with Pfizer, Inc., to resolve allegations that the Company unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox® and Lyrica®. Under the settlement, Rhode Island will receive $647,722.
Recognizing that the ever evolving advancements in technology have created new avenues for individuals to engage in criminal activity, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin hosted a law enforcement training seminar on identity crime. The day-long training, hosted in conjunction with the US...
"Justice Weisberger was amongst the giants of our judicial system. His keen intellect was on display in every opinion he authored and the respect he garnered went well beyond the borders of Rhode Island. Although we mourn his passing, we can take comfort that his service will positively affect...