State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/19/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to end the cruel and illegal attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual...
06/13/2018
On a cold February night in 2015, 29-year-old Kristen Coutu, who struggled with a substance use disorder, texted Aaron Andrade, who went by the street name "Lucky," looking for heroin. They agreed to meet in Cranston, where he sold her a $40 package of heroin. As Aaron Andrade rode off in his...
06/13/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief that defends the constitutionality of a Massachusetts gun law preventing individuals from carrying a firearm in public unless they demonstrate an individualized need to do so.