State Government Press Releases

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07/23/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jonathan Phillips (age 35), of Hampton Bays, N.Y., and formerly of Cranston, was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to a total of 150 years in prison, with 125 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for...
07/19/2018
As part of July being Military Consumer Protection Month, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joins the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in announcing "Operation Donate With Honor," a new education campaign to help donors spot fraudulent charities that claim to help veterans and active duty service...
07/02/2018
The "Ocean State" Becomes First State to Challenge Big Oil in Court for Knowingly Putting Rhode Island Infrastructure, Businesses, Families, and Ecosystems in Jeopardy PROVIDENCE, RI - Faced with growing effects of climate change and the costs related to protecting the State,...
06/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ricardo Franco (age 40), of Central Falls, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to 45 years, with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for three counts of first degree child molestation. In addition,
06/27/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today expressed his disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a labor case involving public employees paying fees to support the cost of critical representation during collective bargaining. In January, Attorney...
06/26/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border. A total of 16 other states and the District of Columbia joined the lawsuit, filed today in the U.S. District...
06/25/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors over their alleged campaign of unfairly, deceptively, and fraudulently marketing and promoting opioids in Rhode Island. The...
06/22/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his intention to join with fellow attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration policy of forced separation on the U.S. southern border. The lawsuit will be filed in U.S. District Court for the Western...
06/21/2018
Ahead of Military Protection Month in July, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has partnered with the National Association of Attorneys General to inform military families of their rights under the law. "Servicemembers demonstrate ultimate courage and bravery as they put their lives on the...
06/19/2018
In a major win for consumers who were left financially unwhole by bad or unlicensed contractors, the General Assembly today passed legislation (H7443/S2607) filed at the request of Attorney General Kilmartin that distinguishes penalties for licensed contractors convicted of failing to comply with...