State Government Press Releases

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04/27/2016
Wyeth and Pfizer Agree to Pay $784.6 Million to Resolve Allegations of Underpaying Rebates Owed Under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island will share in a $784.6 million dollar settlement reached with Wyeth, a wholly...
04/26/2016
Popular program returns to Rhode Island on April 30th On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rhode Islanders are encouraged to drop off their unused and expired prescription drugs at one of more than 25 locations across the state as part of the national Prescription Drug...
04/22/2016
11 Shred-a-Thons to be Held Across Rhode Island - New Locations Added Back by popular demand, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is once again holding a week-long series of "shred-a-thons" across Rhode Island to help consumers safely and securely get rid of documents and materials that...
04/21/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, today announced the arrest and indictment of four individuals charged with the murder of Kerry Mello, 36, of Cranston. On April 20, 2016, the...
04/20/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Curtis "Kellogg" Maxie (age 60), of Pawtucket, was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury of three counts of first degree sexual assault, one count of sex trafficking of a minor, and one count of conspiracy to commit sex...
04/19/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Juan Ranero (age 22), of 183 Clarence Street, Providence, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice William Carnes for his role in the May 14, 2014 drive-by shooting that killed Davon Taylor and injured Destiny Taylor. Under the...
04/18/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Tejeda (age 29), of Providence, was found guilty of first degree murder for the March 31, 2015 murder of Ashley Masi. The Superior Court jury returned the verdict after eight hours of deliberations following an eight-day trial presided...
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...