State Government Press Releases

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05/21/2018
Foreclosure Mediation Act to sunset July 1st if General Assembly Doesn't Act Standing with municipal leaders and housing advocates, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was joined by Senator Harold Metts, Representative Mary Messier, and RIHousing to urge the General Assembly to preserve...
05/16/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Jorge Depina (age 37), of Pawtucket, was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to life for the killing of his 10-year-old daughter Aleida Depina on July 3, 2013. Depina was found guilty by a jury in April of one count of second...
05/15/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 20 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of a nationwide preliminary injunction that would block a recent attempt by the federal Administration to reduce...
05/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today a Providence County Superior Court Jury found Gregory Hampton-Boyd (age 26), of Boston, guilty of first degree robbery, discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a pistol without a license,...
05/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today a Providence County Superior Court Jury found Jonathan Phillips (age 35), of Hampton Bays, NY, guilty on 10 counts of first degree child molestation, four counts of second degree child molestation, and one count of second degree child abuse.
05/01/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to preserve the greenhouse gas emission standards currently in place for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. The standards save drivers money at...
04/27/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin recently participated in a mission to Puerto Rico as part of an ongoing initiative of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to provide aid from the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office to assist the Puerto Rico Department of Justice...
04/24/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed a petition for a writ of quo warranto with the Rhode Island Supreme Court seeking a ruling from the Court regarding the length of term for the current-serving members of the East Providence City Council and East Providence School Committee. On...
04/19/2018
A bi-partisan coalition of 20 state attorneys general, including Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, submitted a letter today urging Congress to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018, which would strip away protections against debt collection attorneys who...
04/19/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Special Assistant Attorney General Diane Daigle, chief of the Elder Abuse Unit for the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General, were featured speakers in two national training seminars on the topics of finding justice for elders and preventing...