State Government Press Releases

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Citing three violations of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) for failure to conduct meetings in a handicapped accessible location, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed a suit in Providence County Superior Court against the Manville Fire District. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Marcel...
Attorney General Kilmartin commented on the Supreme Court decision reversing, without hearing arguments or accepting briefs, a Montana Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the state's right to impose its own ban on independent spending by corporations. "Today's decision is a clear indication that...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Victor Arciliares (DOB: 12/1/88) of Providence to life plus 45 years for the October 29, 2009 murder of 18-year-old Dayvellis Cotto. Arciliares was found guilty by a jury on March 23, 2012...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at the Roger Williams Park...
Coalition of Rhode Island and 10 Other States' Lawsuit Compels EPA to Revise Existing Inadequate Soot Regulations Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that a settlement was reached between eleven states, including Rhode Island, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Recognizing the need to bring greater transparency and consistency to the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA), Attorney General Kilmartin today praised the General Assembly for passing S2652Aaa by Senator James C. Sheehan and H7555Aaa by Representative Michael J. Marcello, advancing, for...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Jesus Danilo Fuentes (DOB: 07/04/73), with a last known address of 6 Henry Street, Providence, to consecutive life sentences for the November 6, 2009 murder of Henry Vargas outside Club...
With the increased growth and success of small businesses owned and operated by new Americans, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has partnered with the City of Providence, the Scalabrini Dukceveich Center and Western Union to host a FREE Small Business expo for new Americans on Saturday, June 9,...
With Governor Chafee signing his "Time Off for Good Behavior Legislation," Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin thanked the victims and families for their continued efforts to bring attention to the need to amend the law to prohibit those who commit the most egregious crimes from earning time off...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that after a two month investigation by the Rhode Island Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit, Madeline Hernandez (DOB: 05/18/59), of 160 Galego Court, Pawtucket, RI, was arrested on felony charges of Medical Assistance Fraud ...