State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/13/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Dari Garcia (age 28), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to two consecutive life sentences, with 125 years to serve consecutive to that, for his role in the August 17, 2014 home invasion and murder of...
04/09/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, joined by 15 attorneys general, today filed a motion to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas which seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Texas lawsuit imperils...
04/06/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Jorge Depina (age 37), of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of second degree murder for killing his 10-year-old daughter Aleida Depina on July 3, 2013. The jury returned the guilty verdict...
04/05/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 15 Attorneys General and the City of Chicago, today filed another lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for once again shirking its legal duty under the Clean Air Act to control certain pollutants. Specifically, the...
04/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement on the news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected earlier greenhouse gas emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 model cars and light trucks. In 2010, the EPA changed the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)...
04/03/2018
Kilmartin and Elorza Argue Citizenship Question is Unconstitutional, Arbitrary and will Fatally Undermine Accuracy of the Population Count Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza - part of a coalition of 18 Attorneys General, six cities, and the bipartisan U....
04/03/2018
Scam Calls Become More Frequent and Aggressive During Tax Season With the federal and state tax filing deadline in a couple of weeks, consumer calls into the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office report a significant uptick in the frequency and aggressiveness of IRS scam phone calls. ...
03/30/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opposing President Trump's third travel ban. The brief was filed in Trump v. Hawaii (No. 17-965), ahead of arguments before the SCOTUS...