State Government Press Releases

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11/08/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Geordan Kostas, age 23, of Woonsocket, waived indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Luis Matos to one count of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea, he was sentenced to 25 years with nine...
11/02/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos, age 31, of Pawtucket, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter to five years, with 18 months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for second degree child abuse. In addition, she was ordered...
10/30/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued a statement regarding the decision by a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., temporarily enjoining President Trump from banning transgender individuals from the military. Attorney General Kilmartin was one of 16 attorneys general that filed an...
10/30/2017
Arguing that a business owner's personal beliefs do not give him a right to discriminate against customers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of Colorado's...
10/30/2017
Expressing extreme concern about the role "bump stocks" played in the recent Las Vegas tragedy, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in current federal gun laws. The bipartisan letter includes support from...
10/27/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alberto Rivera (age 42), of Cranston, was found guilty yesterday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of the December 4, 2016, assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm) in a dwelling with the intent to murder Juan Croussette. Rivera was also...
10/25/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called the vote by the United States Senate repealing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Arbitration Rule shameful, effectively stripping consumer from their rights to file class-action lawsuits against financial institutions. On Tuesday, the...
10/25/2017
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today commented on the decision by Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern finding David Allison (age 36), of Providence, RI, not guilty by reason of insanity for the September 1, 2015 murder of Elba Feliciano and the assault with intent to commit the...
10/25/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $220 million multistate settlement with Deutsche Bank for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR. This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on...
10/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a bi-partisan effort by 25 states to protect students from predatory student loan servicers. In a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos, the attorneys general urge the U.S. Department of Education to reject the campaign by student loan servicers and debt...