State Government Press Releases

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04/13/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee for the unanimous passage of H7518, filed at his request and sponsored by Chairman Joseph M. McNamara (D., District 19 Warwick, Cranston). The bill will now be sent to the full House of...
04/13/2016
Letters To Large Retailers Express Concern About Unpredictable Work Schedules And Seek Information About Companies' Use Of Controversial Scheduling Practice Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with officials from attorneys general offices from seven other states and the District...
04/13/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin this week joined a bipartisan group of 25 states in fighting to protect a historic cross honoring World War I veterans as part of a case with much broader implications. "Veterans memorials historically have featured religious imagery for the purpose of...
04/01/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Frank Haworth (age 42) of Pawtucket, pleaded nolo contendre today before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment...
03/31/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Anthony Short (age 19), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere to assault and firearm charges before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Short was sentenced to a total of 23 years with 13...
03/31/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Hector Diaz (age 21), of Providence, pleaded guilty to all counts from the March 28, 2015 motor vehicle crash that killed 23-year-old Anthony Nunez and injured Jennifer and Jasleen Gomez. Diaz pleaded guilty to DUI death resulting,...
03/30/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Justin Santerre (age 34), of Fall River, MA, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to the charges of second degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and simple assault. Under the terms of the plea, Santerre was...
03/30/2016
Charities Dissolved and Leader Banned From Working for Non-Profits Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with the Federal Trade Commission and agencies from all 50 states, have obtained a permanent injunction to dissolve two nationwide sham cancer charities and ban their president...
03/30/2016
Legislation to require child-proof packaging and prohibit use on school property Legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-delivery systems such as e-cigarettes is scheduled to...
03/29/2016
Increases Penalties from Two Years to Five Years for the Malicious Injury to or Killing of Animals The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would increase criminal penalties for malicious injury to or...