State Government Press Releases

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06/12/2017
Earlier Today, Yet Another Court Upheld Another Injunction Against Immigration Ban Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in filing amicus briefs with the Supreme Court of the United States opposing President Trump's immigration ban. The...
06/08/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the Rhode Island House of Representatives for its unanimous vote on legislation filed at his request that allows for individuals to expunge up to five misdemeanors from their criminal records. The legislation (H5205) allows those persons with up...
06/08/2017
Memorial Day to Labor Day is unofficially known as the "100 Days of Summer." But, according to AAA, it is also the "100 deadliest days" for young drivers, and new statistics back up that ominous term: the number of deaths from crashes involving young drivers soars to an average of 10 every day --...
06/07/2017
Continuing his commitment to helping Rhode Island resident protect against identity theft, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is teaming up with Infoshred to offer free shredding services this month, the first of several events planned throughout the year. The first event will be held on...
06/07/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Edilsar Alvarado (age 40), of Providence, was found guilty of two counts of first degree child molestation by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel in a jury-waived trial that lasted two weeks. Sentencing is scheduled for July 25, 2017. ...
06/07/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin voiced his opposition to the "Financial CHOICE Act of 2017," which is scheduled for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives this week, citing the measure would "effectively eviscerate the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" and "...
06/07/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Melissa Castle, (age 35), of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty in Newport County Superior Court today before Justice Stephen P. Nugent to one count of second degree murder for the death of Rachael S. Kilroy, of Middletown. Under the terms of the plea,...
06/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined forces with a group of 19 attorneys general, mayors, governors and other leaders to pledge continued support for climate action to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. Spearheaded by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the We Are Still In coalition...
05/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that brothers Victor Hernandez (age 23), of Providence, and his brother, Viclei Hernandez (age 21), also of Providence, pleaded guilty to their roles in the August 17, 2014 North Providence home invasion and murder of Richard Catalano. The two...
05/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Yuland Stanfield, aka Yuland Stansfield, (age 45), of Providence, pleaded guilty to the May 10, 2015 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, 42-year-old Christine Santurri of East Providence. Stanfield pleaded guilty before Superior Court...