State Government Press Releases

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03/25/2014
Bill would strengthen AG's Ability to Prosecute Public Corruption With Rhode Island long recognized as having weak public corruption laws, and with a majority of public corruption cases adjudicated federally because of stiffer sentences, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's "Crimes...
03/25/2014
With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D-District 37, New Shoreham, South Kingstown) have put forth legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute...
03/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Director of Health, Michael Fine, MD, are warning the public of a possible scam in which individuals, primarily women, are being called by a "medical compensation company" or "the state department of health" asking about recent surgeries and other personal...
03/19/2014
Citing patient safety and the need for the proper tools to fight Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has submitted legislation that would require national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants. The legislation H7442, sponsored by Representative Eileen...
03/19/2014
Also addresses forfeiture of assets by those who enslave individuals for forced labor or prostitution Believed to be one of the world's fastest growing criminal enterprises and an estimated $32 billion a year global industry, human trafficking is the world's second most profitable...
03/18/2014
With the health and protection of Rhode Island citizens in mind, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined several other attorneys general in urging the nation's five largest retailers with pharmacies Rite-Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway to follow the example set by CVS/Caremark...
03/18/2014
With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin authored legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute for the larceny of farm products and livestock. The legislation H7619, sponsored...
03/14/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Timothy DeBritto, 1/31/86: pled guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for his role in the July 30, 2012 murder of Shameeka Barrows, Damien Colon and Michael Martin. Under the plea agreement, DeBritto was sentenced to a...
03/13/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Daniel Rodriguez, age 28, of Johnston, , pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause and was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 50 years for the August 2013 murder of Evelyn Burgos and Vanessa Perez...
03/06/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Leron Porter (DOB: 1/12/81) was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 35 years for the May 2011 murder of 17-year-old Tiphany Tallo. The sentenced was handed down by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel, who presided...