State Government Press Releases

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07/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a civil lawsuit yesterday in Providence County Superior Court against David Walker, individually, and Gable Fitness, Inc d/b/a Gold's Gym citing violations of Rhode Island's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Rhode Island Health Club Act. David...
07/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised Governor Lincoln Chafee for signing legislation that provides for sentencing enhancement for individuals who are convicted of a felony and are found to be associated with a criminal street gang. The legislation (H7457/S2639), submitted at the request...
06/27/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Curtis Isom (age 55), with a last known address of 209 Progress Street, Providence, was sentenced yesterday to ten years in prison for breaking and entering into a residence in Johnston in March, 2011. He was sentenced to 15 years, with five...
06/27/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin sent letters yesterday to Governor Lincoln Chafee urging him to sign key pieces of legislation that would protect children from sexual predators and enhance the safety and security of neighborhoods from gang violence. The General Assembly passed legislation...
06/25/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement praising the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in Riley v. California, requiring law enforcement to obtain search warrants for cell phones in most cases. "The Opinion of the Court, authored by the Chief Justice,...
06/24/2014
2011 Greenhouse Gas Regulations Made By President Obama Mostly Upheld Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today commended the United States Supreme Court for ruling in favor of much the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2011 regulations curbing greenhouse gases from large polluters.
06/23/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that James M. Casale (54), with a last known address of 110 Dunedin Street, Cranston RI, pleaded nolo contendere today before Providence Superior Court Associate Justice William E. Carnes, Jr., to one count of obtaining money under false...
06/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jose Lopez (age 37), with a last known address of 49 Daniel Street, Providence, was sentenced yesterday to a total of 70 years to serve for a December 1, 2012 shooting in the Chad Brown section of Providence. Lopez, who was found guilty in a...
06/17/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $550 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. The announcement marks the third major settlement with banks and mortgage...
06/19/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Fred Randall (age 61), with a last known address of 128 Asylum Road, Warwick, pled nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear to one count of embezzlement from the University of Rhode Island (URI), where he was...