State Government Press Releases

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02/07/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in English v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging President Trump's decision to appoint Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The brief, filed...
02/06/2018
Joining a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor proposal to rescind a rule that allows all employees to keep the tips they have earned. The rule issued in 2011 clarified that, consistent with long-established...
02/06/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Joseph Ametal (age 53), of Cranston, waived indictment and pleaded nolo contendere to one count of second degree robbery for the November 28, 2017 robbery of the Citizens Bank located at 10 West Shore Road, Warwick. Under the terms of...
02/06/2018
Suspension of "Clean Water Rule" Violates Federal Law, Threatens to Undermine Decades of Clean Water Protections in RI and Across Country The Clean Water Rule Is Vital to Rhode Island's Environment and Economy by Preventing Polluted Water from Flowing into the State Rhode...
02/05/2018
Deadline to file claim extended to May 31, 2018 Did you lose money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017? If so, you can ask for money back from a multistate settlement with Western Union. And the deadline to file your claim was just...
02/02/2018
The Providence County Grand Jury has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Joseph Santos and the non-fatal shooting of Christine Demers by members of the Rhode Island State Police and the Providence Police on November 9, 2017, and has...
02/01/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today urged U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to terminate his plan to allow offshore drilling off the coast of Rhode Island. Kilmartin stressed those comments to Secretary in a letter signed by attorneys general from 12 coastline states. Kilmartin and...
01/31/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today James Lombardi (age 33), of Cranston, waived indictment and pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Luis Matos to the April 2017 murder of Krystal Boswell (age 29) of Fall River. Under the terms of the plea, Lombardi was sentenced to...
01/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Axel Morales (age 22) pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault with a dangerous weapon domestic in the July 3, 2016 death of Cesar Alonzo and assault of Karla Estrada. In addition, he pleaded guilty to violation of a no contact order. ...
01/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alvin Huggins (age 34), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty today to second degree murder for the May 26, 2015 stabbing murder of his girlfriend and mother of his two children Yanira Flores. Under the terms of the plea, Huggins was sentenced to 60...