State Government Press Releases

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08/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently appointed to a bi-partisan working group of attorneys general to strengthen efforts nationwide to combat elder abuse. The initiative was announced by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and NAAG President and Kansas Attorney...
08/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has renewed his request to Congress to amend the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) to allow states the explicit authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. In a bi-partisan...
08/15/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos (age 31), of Pawtucket, was found guilty yesterday of second degree child abuse by a jury after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. During the trial, the State proved that in...
07/24/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin recently joined California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 18 attorneys general in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to maintain and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In the letter, the attorneys...
06/30/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Hasim Munir (age 37), of Providence, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 35 years, with 23 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for first degree child molestation. In addition, Munir was...
06/30/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Baribault (age 42), of Warwick, was found guilty today by a Kent County Superior Court jury of murder, conspiracy, possession of a knife over three inches, receiving stolen property, and operating on a suspended license for the August 1,...
06/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the Rhode Island House of Representatives for passing legislation filed at his request that creates the criminal offense of residential mortgage fraud. Residential mortgage fraud is when a person knowingly makes an omission or misrepresentation of...
06/08/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that three individuals recently pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud totaling more than $31,000. To date this year, the Office has secured $402,321 in court-ordered restitution from those convicted of unemployment insurance fraud. "Six...
05/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement regarding the Superior Court decision regarding the release of 38 Studios grand jury documents: "We appreciate Presiding Justice Gibney's well-reasoned and thoughtful decision upholding the special role of the grand jury in...
05/17/2017
Report from NY, CA, OR, RI, WA, and DC Attorneys General Debunks Trump Administration Claims Against So-Called "Sanctuary" Jurisdictions Report Brings Together Data, Legal Analysis, and Experience from Law Enforcement Across the U.S. to Set the Record Straight In Response to Funding Threats...