State Government Press Releases

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09/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Roshon Young (age 36), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Bennett R. Gallo to one count of possession of a controlled substance, specially possession of approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine. Under the terms...
09/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office is part of a multistate investigation into the Equifax data breach looking how this breach took place, what the company is doing to assist and protect consumers now, and the steps the company is taking to ensure better protections...
09/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Frank Andrade (age 52), of Cumberland, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 10 counts of first degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. The defendant changed his plea from...
09/08/2017
With the news that credit monitoring giant Equifax has experienced a data breach of 143 million consumers nearly 1/3 of the population of the United States - Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is providing potentially impacted Rhode Island consumers with information on what to do to protect...
09/07/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that he has joined a coalition of 17 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the voters of Wisconsin in Gill v Whitford. The case stems from an appeal by the State of Wisconsin,
09/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Elizabeth Yankee (age 55), of Cumberland, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment insurance...
09/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Steven Pietrowicz (age 41), of Burrillville, RI, pleaded guilty today to the May 2015 murder of Domingo Ortiz (age 60), of Worcester, MA. Appearing before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel, Pietrowicz pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy...
09/06/2017
One day after Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin told a crowd at the Segue Institute in Central Falls that he intended to file a legal challenge against President Trump for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Attorney General joined attorneys...
09/06/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Edilsar Alvarado (age 40), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 18 years, with nine to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for the molestation of a 13-year-old girl he smuggled to Providence...
09/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with 31 other states in a $3.5 million-dollar settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software...