State Government Press Releases

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03/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joseph "Black" Segrain (age 34), of Pawtucket, was sentenced today to a total of 90 years with 80 years to serve, of which 35 years is non-parolable, for his role in the January 9, 2017 daytime drive-by shooting in downtown Providence that left...
03/28/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Lynda Proietti (age 42), of Danielson, CT, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of felony patient abuse in a healthcare facility and two counts of misdemeanor patient abuse in a healthcare facility. ...
03/27/2018
The Office of Attorney General filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the Tiverton Town Council and/or Randy Lebeau, in his individual and official capacity as a member of the Town Council, for a reckless and/or willing and knowing violation of the Access to Public Records Act (...
03/27/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced he is working with the New York Attorney General's Office on a multi-state lawsuit to preserve a fair and accurate census. The federal Commerce Department announced on Monday that the 2020 Census will include a question on citizenship, asking...
03/27/2018
The Office of Attorney General announced that the Town of North Kingstown has entered into a consent judgment acknowledging it violated the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) when it failed to provide a response to an APRA request filed by William Mudge dated March 15, 2017 as required by...
03/26/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company's business practices and privacy protections. "The revelation that tens of millions of...
03/23/2018
Joining a coalition of seven attorneys general, the California Air Resources Board, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today submitted a 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) failure to...
03/19/2018
Attorney General's Bill to Ban Credit Freezes to be Heard in Rhode Island House Corporations Committee on Tuesday Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general urging Congress not to preempt state data breach and data security laws,...
03/16/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alberto Rivera (age 42), of Cranston, was sentenced yesterday to life plus 30 consecutive years, non-parolable, for the December 2016 shooting of Juan Crousette, who survived the shooting. He was also found to be a habitual offender and sentenced...
03/14/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin yesterday joined a coalition of Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief defending the constitutionality of Minnesota's anti-discrimination law. The brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in the case of Telescope Media Group...