State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/14/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed legislation this week to seek General Assembly approval to name the new Office of Attorney General Customer Service Center after former Attorney General Julius Michaelson. Michaelson was first elected as Attorney General in 1974 and served two terms...
03/09/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Tony Gonzalez (age 31), of Providence, was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus 30 years by Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini for the January 22, 2012 murder of 23-year-old Carl Cunningham. In October 2017, Gonzalez was...
03/06/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a bipartisan coalition of 55 states and territories and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass a federal bill known as the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim...
03/05/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Peter Palumbo (age 56), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to one count of unlawful appropriation over $1,000. Under the terms of the plea, Palumbo received a three year sentence,...
02/28/2018
Measure to carry a penalty of life in prison Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (D-District 15, Cranston) and Senator Hanna Gallo (D District 27, Cranston, West Warwick0 in announcing legislation (H7715/ S2279) that specifies drug-induced homicide as...
02/28/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today submitted formal comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management opposing the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program which would open up the North Atlantic Regional Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas exploration and...
02/27/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Adrian Garcia (age 17), of Central Falls, pleaded nolo contendere today before Family Court Chief Judge Michael B. Forte to one count of carrying a firearm without a license for the September 28, 2017 shooting outside Garrahy Judicial...
02/27/2018
Recognizing the current disparity between purchasing hand guns and long guns, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his intent to file legislation that would make the requirements to purchase a long gun, which includes assault rifles, to be the same as the purchase of a handgun or...
02/26/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that three individuals recently pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud totaling more than $165,700 in court-ordered restitution. "Our office, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and law enforcement,...