State Government Press Releases

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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...
12/04/2018
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island joined 41 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Midland Funding, LLC, one of the nation's largest debt buyers.
11/30/2018
U.S. District Court Finds Federal Government Cannot Withhold Byrne-JAG Funding for not Certifying Compliance with Immigration Conditions Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin released the following statement upon a federal court decision in the lawsuit he and a coalition of...
11/30/2018
With the news breaking early this morning that up to 500 million Marriott customers have been victim of a data breach at the hotel giant's Starwood-brand properties going back as early as 2014, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is sharing information on the breach and the steps Rhode Island...
11/16/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that he has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief today with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the high court to review and reverse the First Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Congregation Jeshuat Israel v. Congregation...
11/16/2018
The Statewide Grand Jury has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the non-fatal shooting of Dyewane Traynum by a member of the Providence Police Department on October 14, 2017. The Grand Jury has determined that the actions of the officer were legally justified.
11/14/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a group of 13 attorneys general to defend a California law that limits when and how local law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. California passed this law to improve public safety for everyone by focusing...