State Government Press Releases

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02/28/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that James Beattie (age 41), of Connecticut, pleaded nolo contendere before Providence County Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to charges of driving under the influence, death and personal injury resulting, and driving to endanger, death...
02/27/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that Leslie Morales (age 30), of South Kingstown, pleaded nolo contendere before Washington County Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg to charges of driving under the influence, death resulting and reckless driving, death resulting,...
02/25/2019
New bill would reclassify Simple Drug Possession from a felony to a misdemeanor, recognizing Simple Drug Possession as non-felony conduct, reducing collateral consequences of drug addiction, and re-focusing resources on public safety priorities Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F....
01/11/2019
Fiat Chrysler Required to Fix Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms; State Attorneys General Obtain $72.5 Million in Nationwide Civil Penalties from Fiat Chrysler and Another $98.7 Million from Bosch for its Role in Supplying and Programming the Software Used by Fiat...
12/31/2018
Rite Aid has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty for filling prescriptions at Rhode Island pharmacies of Schedule III Controlled Substances in excess of statutory maximums announced Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge...
12/28/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay approximately $575 million to states to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by (1) opening millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolling customers into online...
12/12/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Kevin Jackson (age 60), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to 10 years with one and one-half years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for campaign finance violations and for embezzling more...
12/12/2018
Monies to Benefit Opening of Upper Bay Beach, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Solar Panels at Salty Brine Beach, Asthma Intervention Among Youth, Environmental Mapping and Data Development, Healthy Homes Initiatives, Environmental Stewardship Education Programs, and Many More As a result of a...
12/11/2018
Trump Administration's proposed overhaul of certain immigration laws would force legal immigrants to risk their immigration status in order to access healthcare, housing assistance, and other programs Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of attorneys general and...
12/06/2018
Presentation Marks Last One of AG Kilmartin's Term Before more than 400 seniors in the Cranston High School East auditorium, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin gave the milestone 100th and his final "It Can Wait" presentation on the dangers of distracted driving. Launched in...