State Government Press Releases

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08/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere yesterday to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution in excess of $34,000. "To date in calendar year 2016, we have successfully prosecuted 20 cases of unemployment insurance...
08/17/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Richard Dinitto (age 58), of Glocester, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting $14,603 in unemployment insurance benefits while he was working.
08/17/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere yesterday to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution in excess of $14,000. Jonathan Flores, aka Jonathan Torres, (age 27), of Pawtucket pleaded nolo contendere before Superior...
08/15/2016
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, joined by a coalition of Attorneys General across the country, today urged Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, to end his inquiry into investigations being conducted by the states of Massachusetts and...
08/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Thomas Sanchez (age 26), of Providence, was sentenced on Tuesday by Superior Court Justice Francis Darigan (Ret.) to 30 years with 20 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for multiple counts of first degree robbery and...
08/11/2016
Robert McBride Ordered to Pay $9,578 in Restitution to the UI Fund Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert McBride (age 60), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini to one count of obtaining money...
08/05/2016
Anticompetitive conduct delayed generic competition causing Rhode Island and Rhode Island's consumers to pay more for Provigil State of Rhode Island to Receive $886,693 and Consumers to Receive $193,031 Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $125 million, 48...
07/28/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Janet Coit, Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), applauded the order by Superior Court Justice Michael A. Silverstein appointing a Special Master to oversee the cleanup of the Rhode Island Recycled Metals (RIRM) scrap metal operation...
07/27/2016
To assist the public in obtaining the required criminal background checks mandated by various Rhode Island General Laws, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is again offering state and national background check services at several locations across the state throughout August. In addition to...
07/26/2016
Late yesterday afternoon, pursuant to Rule 25 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a petition for reargument with the Rhode Island Supreme Court in the Tempest matter.