05/12/2021 09:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Portsmouth man was arraigned in Newport County District Court yesterday on charges stemming from his failure to pay wages to two former employees in 2018. Ronald Harnois (age 43), owner of Roharn Construction in Portsmouth, is
05/10/2021 13:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Central Falls man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve nine years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to molesting a female victim in 2015 at a residence in Central Falls....

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03/07/2019 17:30 EST
We have received reports of consumers getting unsolicited phone calls from manipulated phone numbers that identify as The Office of the Attorney General on the caller-id display. Upon answering the phone, either a recording or a person posing to be the "Attorney General of the state" will be on...
03/06/2019 17:00 EST
It's Consumer Protection Week and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is warning Rhode Islanders to be careful of potential ticket resale scams that are becoming increasingly common. The unlawful conduct at issue is the sale of undisclosed "speculative tickets," which are offers to...
01/29/2019 15:45 EST
With the Super Bowl around the corner, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is advising football fans to use caution when purchasing tickets to the game or booking travel. "While fans are excited and gearing up for the big game, scammers are as well," said Attorney General Neronha. "Be sure to...
01/24/2019 18:30 EST
Due to the Aquidneck Island Gas Outage incident affecting thousands of residents in Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is reminding affected residents of their rights and advising them to be aware of possible fraud and abuse that may take place in the wake of...

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05/05/2021 15:15 EDT
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Roberto Cruz Rivera (age 29) Providence, RI P1-2021-1293AG On April 28, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Roberto...
04/30/2021 14:45 EDT
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Justin Chandler (age 20) East Providence, RI P1-2021-1222AG On April 26, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Justin Chandler...

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05/04/2021 09:15 EDT
In two complaints respectively relating to meetings held on November 10, 2020 and December 5, 2020, the Complainant alleged that the Scituate School Committee violated the OMA at each meeting because the agenda item titled "Consent Agenda, 1. Meeting Minutes, 2. Bills, 3. Correspondence" failed to...
05/04/2021 09:15 EDT
The Complainant alleged the Authority violated the APRA by withholding certain payroll records related to employees of SMG, which is an entity hired by the Authority to perform work on its behalf. Based on the evidence in the record before us, we found the Authority did not maintain the requested...
05/04/2021 09:15 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the Council failed to file its approved minutes on the Secretary of State's website for 14 meetings within 35-days of each of those meetings. Based upon the record before is, including the Council's concessions, this Office determined that the Council did not file its...
05/04/2021 09:15 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the School Committee violated OMA when it did not properly report out executive session votes and vote to seal the minutes of an executive session in connection with an April 9, 2019 meeting. The Complainant argued that the statute of limitations regarding this meeting...

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