State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Elizabeth Yankee (age 55), of Cumberland, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment insurance...
09/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Steven Pietrowicz (age 41), of Burrillville, RI, pleaded guilty today to the May 2015 murder of Domingo Ortiz (age 60), of Worcester, MA. Appearing before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel, Pietrowicz pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy...
09/06/2017
One day after Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin told a crowd at the Segue Institute in Central Falls that he intended to file a legal challenge against President Trump for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Attorney General joined attorneys...
09/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Edilsar Alvarado (age 40), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 18 years, with nine to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for the molestation of a 13-year-old girl he smuggled to Providence...
09/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with 31 other states in a $3.5 million-dollar settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software...
09/01/2017
With the news that President Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting approximately 800,000 children at risk for deportation, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin condemned the move, calling it "heartless" and "immoral." "DACA children have known...
08/31/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 20 states and localities in urging the retraction of the Environmental Protection Agency's "legally incorrect" guidance to States regarding Clean Power Plan implementation --which was not just legally erroneous, but also flies in the...
08/28/2017
With news reports showing the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding Rhode Islanders to use caution when donating to hurricane relief efforts. "The effects of Hurricane Harvey are likely to continue for the next several weeks, and the need...
08/18/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos (age 31), of Pawtucket, was found guilty August 1, 2017 of second degree child abuse by a jury after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. During the trial, the State...
08/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently appointed to a bi-partisan working group of attorneys general to strengthen efforts nationwide to combat elder abuse. The initiative was announced by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and NAAG President and Kansas Attorney...