State Government Press Releases

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07/18/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Stephen Melise, age 42, formerly of Woonsocket and with a last known address of Warwick, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to six counts of second degree child molestation, five counts of first degree sexual...
07/17/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Janet Mastronardi, age 54, of 76 Goodwin Street, East Greenwich, pled nolo contendere yesterday to embezzlement and elder exploitation for embezzling nearly $130,000 from an elderly woman. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Mastronardi was...
07/14/2014
The Office of Attorney General filed complaints Friday in Providence County Superior Court alleging open government violations against the Department of Business Regulations (DBR) and the Rhode Island State Properties Committee. In the suit filed against DBR, Attorney General Kilmartin cites...
07/02/2014
Earlier this month, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin returned to his alma mater, Roger Williams University, to accept the Roger Williams Alumni Association 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. This award recognizes a graduate for significant long-term success in personal and...
07/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a civil lawsuit yesterday in Providence County Superior Court against David Walker, individually, and Gable Fitness, Inc d/b/a Gold's Gym citing violations of Rhode Island's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Rhode Island Health Club Act. David...
07/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised Governor Lincoln Chafee for signing legislation that provides for sentencing enhancement for individuals who are convicted of a felony and are found to be associated with a criminal street gang. The legislation (H7457/S2639), submitted at the request...
06/27/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Curtis Isom (age 55), with a last known address of 209 Progress Street, Providence, was sentenced yesterday to ten years in prison for breaking and entering into a residence in Johnston in March, 2011. He was sentenced to 15 years, with five...
06/27/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin sent letters yesterday to Governor Lincoln Chafee urging him to sign key pieces of legislation that would protect children from sexual predators and enhance the safety and security of neighborhoods from gang violence. The General Assembly passed legislation...
06/25/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement praising the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in Riley v. California, requiring law enforcement to obtain search warrants for cell phones in most cases. "The Opinion of the Court, authored by the Chief Justice,...
06/24/2014
2011 Greenhouse Gas Regulations Made By President Obama Mostly Upheld Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today commended the United States Supreme Court for ruling in favor of much the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2011 regulations curbing greenhouse gases from large polluters.