State Government Press Releases

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06/29/2017
With passage by the Rhode Island General Assembly, legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that gives specific public safety agencies restricted access to the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to properly investigate prescription drug diversion and...
06/29/2017
In the latest effort to challenge attempts by the Trump Administration to ignore its legal duty to control emissions of methane from existing oil and gas operations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 15 Attorneys General, the California Air Resources Board, and the City of...
06/29/2017
With passage last evening by both the House and the Senate, legislation (H5695/S0835) filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that creates the criminal offense of residential mortgage fraud now moves to the Governor's desk for signature. Residential mortgage fraud is when a...
06/28/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Troy Lake Simonds (age 28), of Westerly, was found guilty today of one count of assault with a dangerous weapon after a six-day, jury-waived trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg. During the course of the trial,...
06/27/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that three individuals recently pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud totaling more than $26,000. To date this year, the Office has secured $ 492,096 in court-ordered restitution from those convicted of unemployment insurance fraud. "Time...
06/21/2017
Legislation places deadly synthetic opioids on Schedule 1 and Schedule II Lists of Controlled Substances Legislation heads to Governor for signature With passage today by the Rhode Island General Assembly, legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin...
06/20/2017
There was no evidence that the DOC unreasonably conducted its search and retrieval, which consisted of two hours, the first hour being free. Because the Complainant did not tender pre-payment, as a matter of law, the DOC could not have denied access. R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7(b). The DOC did deny...
06/20/2017
Joins Coalition of States in Filing Motion To Oppose Stay of Nationwide Standards to Cut Methane Emissions from New Facilities in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry In the latest measure to block EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt from halting regulations of leaks of greenhouse gas emissions...
06/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Matthew Sheridan (age 49), of Cranston, was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of first degree sexual assault. The jury returned the verdict in just about one hour after a week-long trial presided over by...
06/15/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin confirmed the Office is working with a bipartisan coalition of a majority of attorneys general in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether pharmaceutical manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practice sin the marketing and sale of opioids. Specifically,...