State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/29/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Superior Court juries came back with guilty verdicts in two separate child molestation cases. Orlando Cruz (age 30), of Central Falls, was found guilty of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the guilty verdict in less than...
03/29/2016
Attorneys General From California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington State and the US Virgin Islands Agree To Coordinate Efforts Citing climate change as...
03/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Zachary Alvarado (age 20), of 285 Main Street, Woonsocket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to multiple robberies and assaults that took place over a four month period in 2015 that culminated with Alvarado...
03/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Zachary Alvarado (age 20), of 285 Main Street, Woonsocket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to multiple robberies and assaults that took place over a four month period in 2015 that culminated with Alvarado...
03/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Zachary Alvarado (age 20), of 285 Main Street, Woonsocket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to multiple robberies and assaults that took place over a four month period in 2015 that culminated with Alvarado...
03/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) now accepts credit cards for transactions performed at the BCI window in Providence. Applicable transactions include in-person requests for state and national...
03/23/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Newport County Superior Court Jury found Christopher James (age 49), with a last known address of 207 Rhodes Street, Providence, guilty of first degree murder for the February 27, 2013 murder of his ex-wife, 46-year-old Terry Chiodo. The jury...