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  • When It Comes to Texting and Driving...#ItCanWait

    Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are teaming up to bring AT&T’s powerful “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” awareness campaign to schools throughout Rhode Island this year. More →

  • Take Charge! of Online Bullying

    AG Kilmartin and Cox are teaming up to encourage you to TakeCharge! of your family's communications by assessing your digital life. More →

  • Report Medicaid Fraud Online

    Last year, AG Kilmartin's Medicaid Fraud and Control Unit recovered more than $8.1 million for Rhode Island's Medicaid budget. AG Kilmartin urges the public and patients to report Medicaid fraud and patient abuse. More →


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News & Press

08/25/2014 10:30 EDT
With undisputed evidence that certain opioid-based prescription drugs are extremely addictive and lead to abuse and escalation of use of dangerous illegal drugs, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the move by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify certain hydrocodone pain
08/13/2014 16:15 EDT
In advance of the start of the retrial of Barrington Police Sergeant Joseph Andreozzi for obstruction of the judicial system and domestic cyberstalking, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced the defendant pled guilty and resigned from the Barrington Police Department. Under the terms of
08/12/2014 10:45 EDT
Upon receiving a phone call from Blue Cross & Blue Shield Rhode Island ("BCBSRI") alerting the Office that several BCBSRI members reportedly received phone calls from individual representing to be from BCBSRI seeking personal health information and personal identifying information, Attorney...
08/08/2014 16:00 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rafael Galvez, age 41, with a last known address of 63 Glenham Street, Providence, today pleaded nolo contendere to possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, and conspiracy to possess one ounce to one...

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08/22/2014 13:07 EDT
While there was widespread coverage of certain legislative initiatives this year, such as the master lever, NECAP graduation requirements, and, of course, naming calamari Rhode Island’s official appetizer, the General Assembly also passed several bills to make our neighborhoods safer and protect our most vulnerable citizens.

This session the General Assembly passed and Governor Lincoln Chafee signed 13 bills filed at my request to enhance the safety and security of elders and children, give prosecutors more tools to put violent gang members behind bars and update our Internet safety laws, among others.

Every person deserves to be treated with respect. Every person - no matter how young or old - deserves to be safe from those who live with them, care for them or come in day-to-day contact with them. 

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03/04/2014 16:27 EST
As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, I am warning Rhode Island consumers to be extra-vigilant about potential tax-related scams.Particularly in these difficult economic times, tax season can be very stressful – both mentally and financially – and con artists know that being under stress can make people more vulnerable.

My office is warning Rhode Islanders to be vigilant against predatory or even fraudulent tax-related offers. To help consumers avoid being scammed this tax season, we have put together a list of “red flags” to watch out for, and tips to help you – and your money – stay safe.
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