State Government Press Releases

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05/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. government to change its policy giving Medicaid Fraud and Control Units (MFCU) greater authority to investigate and prosecute Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, specifically...
05/09/2017
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear legislation (S0401) filed at the request of Attorney General Kilmartin that would criminalize revenge porn and sextortion. The Senate unanimously passed identical legislation last year. Companion legislation in the House (H5304) passed the...
05/09/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jamal Rogers (age 24), of Woonsocket, was sentenced today for the 2012 sexual assault of a then 15-year old girl. Rogers was sentenced to a total of 30 years, with 15 years to serve followed by 15 years suspended with probation. In addition,...
05/04/2017
To mark Rhode Island's Independence Day, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement: On May 4, 1776, the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island declared independence from Great Britain. This declaration was in the same rebellious spirit in which Roger Williams...
04/26/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Raymond Hugh (age 50), of Cranston, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today to one count of bribery of a public official before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl. Under the terms of the plea, Hugh was sentenced to three years with one year to...
04/25/2017
Determined to continue rigorous enforcement of environmental laws in their respective states, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in signing a letter to President Trump, strongly urging him to reconfirm the United States' commitment to the Paris Agreement.
04/25/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that George Tabora (age 54), of East Greenwich, RI, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to 25 years with 15 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for the second-degree molestation of a young boy.
04/24/2017
Statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: "In 1915, just prior to the start of World War I, nearly two million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire in what is now Turkey. On April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities began a systematic...
04/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the State of Rhode Island has reached a settlement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of unintentional discrimination by the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC) in the testing process for correctional officer...
04/24/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Johnny Sak (age 25), of Providence pleaded guilty to the December 8, 2015 motor vehicle crash that killed 22-year old Alexandra Patten Parenteau. Sak pleaded guilty to DUI death resulting and driving to endanger resulting in death. In...