State Government Press Releases

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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today reported on the progress made by the five mortgage service providers (Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorganChase, and Wells Fargo) at the center of the National Mortgage Settlement. According to the information provided by the five mortgage service...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million Consent Judgment with GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) to resolve allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, AvandiaŽ. Rhode Island will receive approximately $1,...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Dariel Martinez (DOB: 1/15/92), with a last known address of 131 Morin Heights Blvd., Woonsocket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of first degree sexual assault where the victim was physically helpless.
With many Rhode Islanders struggling financially, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is partnering with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket to collect winter apparel as part of the annual "Warm Hearts Coats & Stuff Drive." Now through Monday, November 19th, the public can donate new...
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter, signed by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, to congressional leaders today urging them to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year in order to adequately fund programs to combat...
As Rhode Islanders continue to clean up from super storm Sandy and a state of emergency is still in effect, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds all retail sellers, whether individual business owners or corporations, not to try to profit from the storm. Rhode Island General Laws 6-13-21...
The Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret indictment charging Nicolas Lasorsa (DOB: 4/25/89), of 1037 Reynolds Road, Glocester, with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Ronald Kopka, Jr., which occurred on July 14, 2012. The Glocester Police Department arrested...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) paid kickbacks and engaged in off-label marketing campaigns that improperly promoted four drugs:
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Raymond "Chip" Hoyas (DOB: 2/20/59), with a last known address of 162 Mt. Vernon Boulevard, Pawtucket, has changed his plea from not guilty to nolo contendere on 54 charges. The plea of nolo contendere to 52 counts of forgery, one count...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Michael Ducharme (DOB: 11/19/66), with a last known address of 235 Mount Pleasant View Avenue, Burrillville, pleaded guilty to the 2007 murder of 33-year-old Vicki Connolly, of Woonsocket. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Superior...