State Government Press Releases

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03/19/2014
Citing patient safety and the need for the proper tools to fight Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has submitted legislation that would require national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants. The legislation – H7442, sponsored by Representative Eileen...
03/19/2014
Also addresses forfeiture of assets by those who enslave individuals for forced labor or prostitution Believed to be one of the world's fastest growing criminal enterprises and an estimated $32 billion a year global industry, human trafficking is the world's second most profitable...
03/18/2014
With the health and protection of Rhode Island citizens in mind, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined several other attorneys general in urging the nation's five largest retailers with pharmacies – Rite-Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway – to follow the example set by CVS/...
03/18/2014
With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin authored legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute for the larceny of farm products and livestock. The legislation – H7619,...
03/13/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Daniel Rodriguez, age 28, of Johnston, , pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause and was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 50 years for the August 2013 murder of Evelyn Burgos and Vanessa Perez...
03/06/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Leron Porter (DOB: 1/12/81) was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 35 years for the May 2011 murder of 17-year-old Tiphany Tallo. The sentenced was handed down by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel, who presided...
03/04/2014
Citing the increasing rate in which consumers information is compromised due to data breaches at companies, Attorney General Kilmartin has authored legislation that would, among other things, require that entities who disclose a breach to a victim who is a Rhode Island resident must provide one...
02/28/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Oscar Muralles (aka Walter Muralles, age 38), with a last known address of 99 Penn Street, Providence, was found guilty today of two counts of first degree child molestation and two counts of second degree child molestation. The Providence County...
02/26/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Wad Alkhiamy, (DOB: 4/2/52) of Johnston, pled nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear to possession of unstamped cigarettes. Alkhiamy is the owner and operator of AJ's Variety Store located at 1031 Plainfield...
02/24/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island joined 41 other state attorneys general in submitting a letter to the ranking members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committees, voicing support for federal legislation that will address...