04/17/2015 14:00 EDT
The Rhode Island State Senate passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (S0596), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by Senate Minority Leader Dennis Algiere (R, District 38 – Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown), would...
04/16/2015 15:30 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Bethea (age 46) with a last known address of 790 Providence Street, West Warwick, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to the murder of his estranged wife Shelina Moreino on Mother's Day 2014. Under the terms...

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03/04/2015 13:45 EST
With tax season in full swing, the "IRS Scam" seems to once again be targeting Rhode Islanders. "In the past two days our Consumer Protection Unit has received more than a dozen calls alerting us that the scam artists are back," said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. According to alert consumers...
03/02/2015 12:30 EST
AG to release daily video tips for consumers Every year, the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit receives thousands of calls and emails from Rhode Islanders concerned about issues ranging from debt collectors to possible scams. For this year's National Consumer...
02/26/2015 16:30 EST
With electronics retailer RadioShack filing for bankruptcy protection recently – and its subsequent announcement that it plans to close stores in Rhode Island in the coming weeks – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to use any gift cards, gift certificates or store credits as
02/11/2015 11:45 EST
In a final attempt to find the owners of photographic negatives and customer proofs recovered from the long-shuttered Cohen Photography of Providence before court-approved destruction, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging anyone who may have utilized the services of Cohen Photography to...

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04/10/2015 13:15 EDT
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Jodi Johnson, age 43 No permanent address P1-2015-1141A The Providence County Grand Jury reported
04/02/2015 14:15 EDT
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Sandry Russell, age 31 132 Cleveland Street Providence, RI P1-2015-1028AG The Providence County...

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04/15/2015 15:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office had reached a settlement agreement with the State Properties Committee for violations of the Open Meeting Act for failure to post the minutes of several meetings as prescribed by RIGL §§ 42-46-7(d). Under the terms of the...
04/13/2015 12:15 EDT
The Cumberland Fire Committee ("CFC") violated that Open Meetings Act ("OMA") on November 6, 2014, when a quorum of the CFC met outside of a properly noticed open meeting and collectively discussed public business, i.e., the future chair and vice-chair of the CFC. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-2(1).
04/13/2015 12:00 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office has filed open government lawsuits against the Western Coventry Fire District and the Manville Fire Department. Western Coventry Fire District Attorney General Kilmartin filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court...
04/08/2015 11:00 EDT
The City did not violate the APRA when it did not produce documents not within the City's possession as of the date of Complainant's APRA request and/or not responsive to the plain language of the request. Specifically, Rhode Island General Laws § 38-2-3(h) provides, in pertinent part, that "[n]...

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