State Government Press Releases

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07/24/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, as part of a coalition of 11 state Attorneys General, today filed a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for illegally delaying a vital rule meant to protect communities, workers, and first responders from dangerous...
07/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 19 attorneys general nationwide sent a letter United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern over reports the Department of Education is preparing to roll back important protections for survivors of sexual assault on college...
07/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 16 attorneys general, filed a new amicus brief in the Hawaii travel ban litigation, opposing the Trump administration's application to stay last week's district court decision that the ban should not prevent grandparents and other close...
07/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, July 14, 2017, Roosevelt White (age 53), aka Erick Jones, of Providence, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree sexual assault and one count of extortion. Under the terms of the plea, which was reached with approval of the victim,
07/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Leopoldo Belen (age 36), of Providence was sentenced to life in prison today for the April 1, 2014 sexual assault of his former girlfriend. In addition, Belen was ordered to have no contact with the victim, must undergo sex offender counseling,...
07/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that six individuals were arrested as part of a joint state and federal crackdown on Medicaid fraud. As announced this morning by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., the...
07/06/2017
Lawsuit Filed Against Education Secretary DeVos for Delaying Rules That Protect Students and Taxpayers from Abuse by Predatory For-Profit Schools Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 19 states in suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos...
06/30/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Hasim Munir (age 37), of Providence, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to 35 years, with 23 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for first degree child molestation. In addition, Munir was...
06/29/2017
With passage by the Rhode Island General Assembly, legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that gives specific public safety agencies restricted access to the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to properly investigate prescription drug diversion and...
06/29/2017
In the latest effort to challenge attempts by the Trump Administration to ignore its legal duty to control emissions of methane from existing oil and gas operations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 15 Attorneys General, the California Air Resources Board, and the City of...