State Government Press Releases

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04/30/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island, as part of a nationwide settlement against the drug manufacturer Amgen, Inc., has resolved allegations that the company violated certain state false claims acts, by reporting inflated pricing data for its prescription drugs Aransep,...
04/26/2013
The Rhode Island Attorney General and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the return of the rock known as the Quidnessett Rock, or Narragansett Rune Stone (rock), to state custody. The investigation that led to the discovery and return of the rock was...
04/25/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office has charged Galinda Daniels (DOB: 05/14/1974), and Bertha Daniels (DOB: 05/30/1978), both with a last known address of 54 Roberts St., Attleboro, MA, each with three counts of Medicaid Fraud. After an investigation by the...
04/24/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is once again joining local and state law enforcement agencies to remind the public to gather up their unused, expired and unwanted prescription medications for the next statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 27th. Scheduled for Saturday,...
04/23/2013
Ceremony to Include a Moment of Silence in Honor of the Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety,...
04/22/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jovani Torres (DOB: 4/24/81), with a last known address of 292 Potters Avenue, Providence, today pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the June 2, 2012 murder of Ivan Tavares. In accordance with the plea agreement,...
04/17/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he has approved, with conditions, the proposed sale of Westerly Hospital and affiliated entities ("Westerly Hospital") to Lawrence + Memorial Corporation and affiliated entities ("L+M"), pursuant to the expedited review process of the...
04/11/2013
Citing patient safety and the need to protect seniors and other vulnerable populations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin legislation requiring national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants is scheduled to be heard before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, April 11,...
04/09/2013
Click here to read the full letter to Congress. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with 34 fellow attorneys general nationwide, today wrote to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S....
03/28/2013
Following up on last week's announcement of a $150,000 grant to Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $1.5 million dollar grant to Rhode Island Housing and the agency's HUD-approved counseling center. Rhode Island Housing opened the...