04/05/2021 10:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued guidance last week reminding creditors, debt collectors and financial institutions that stimulus payments resulting from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act are exempt from seizure or garnishment by debt collectors. "...
04/01/2021 11:00 EDT
The Office also issued new guidance this week to law enforcement regarding reporting hate crimes statistics and began its statewide training program for liaison officers PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that every police department in the state has now...

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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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03/30/2021 17:00 EDT
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Jordan Aponte (age 22) Woonsocket, RI P1-2021-0963A On March 25, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jordan Aponte...
03/25/2021 08:45 EDT
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Carlos Augusto Gomez (age 22) Providence, RI P1-2021-0784AG On March 16, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Carlos...

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03/16/2021 12:00 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the Police Department violated the APRA by redacting the face of an officer in video footage taken from a surveillance camera inside the common area of a police station. The Department alleged the redaction was appropriate under the privacy balancing test, but the...
03/16/2021 12:00 EDT
The Complainant alleged the Providence Police Department provided an unreasonable prepayment estimate for completing an APRA request seeking numerous video files or recordings related to police body worn camera footage. The evidence provided to this Office supported the City's contention that it...
03/16/2021 12:00 EDT
Complainant alleged that the Board failed to post official/approved minutes on the Secretary of State's website for its August 24, 2020 meeting within 35 days of that meeting. The Board conceded that it did not timely file its minutes due to a clerical error. Accordingly, the Board violated the OMA.
03/16/2021 12:00 EDT
In an October 6, 2020 complaint (relating to an August 25, 2020 meeting) and an October 13, 2020 complaint (relating to an August 25, 2020 meeting), the Complainant alleged that the Committee violated the OMA in both instances by not adequately providing notice of the business that was to be...

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