State Government Press Releases

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04/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Aaron Andrade (age 25), of Providence, pleaded Nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of second degree murder for selling fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose to 29-year old Kristen Coutu, of Cranston,
04/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Justice Andrade (age 23), of Providence, was sentenced this morning to consecutive life sentences plus 10 years, to run consecutively, for the July 2014 murder of Ty Shon Perry in the City of Providence. Andrade was found guilty in January...
04/10/2017
The Town Council did not violate the OMA as there was no evidence that a quorum of its members discussed outside the public purview (on June 7, 2016) the disclosure of a press release and/or a Resolution. Rather, the undisputed evidence revealed that the Town Clerk/Town Manager authorized the...
04/06/2017
Attorney General reminds consumers to never provide your Medicare number to anyone over the telephone After being alerted that Rhode Island Medicare patients were receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of "HealthSource" requesting personal information...
04/05/2017
Attorney General Kilmartin, in conjunction with the Attorneys General from 14 other states and the District of Columbia, has sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them not to support three resolutions (S.J. Res.19, H.J Res. 62 and H.J. Res. 73), any of which would derail a Final Rule...
04/04/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury yesterday found Leopoldo Belen (age 36), of Providence, guilty of four counts of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the verdict after six hours of deliberations over two days after a five-day...
03/31/2017
States cite "irreparable harm" to residents and "overwhelming and unrebutted" evidence of anti-Muslim bias in urging the Court to continue to block President Trump's unconstitutional travel ban Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined 16 fellow state attorneys general...
03/30/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that three individuals have pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud of nearly $50,000. To date this year, the Office has secured $254,027 in court-ordered restitution, which is deposited in the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. "We...
03/30/2017
VW Required to Pay $4.1 Million for Environmental Projects in Rhode Island and Commit to Sale of Three Types of Electric Vehicles Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $4.1 million for violating Rhode Island state laws...
03/30/2017
In a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, attorneys general from 12 states and the District of Columbia expressed their opposition to all legislation or budgetary measures that would reduce funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the many crucial programs the...