07/09/2020 13:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that his Office has charged Marcello Pompa (age 37, Saugus, MA), owner of M&M Cleaning of MA, LLC (M&M Cleaning), with wage theft; failing to maintain workers' compensation insurance coverage; and workers' compensation...
06/18/2020 14:45 EDT
"I applaud today's decision by the Supreme Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will now continue to protect hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across the country, including many here in Rhode Island. I am proud that this Office stood up for Dreamers as a party...

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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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07/07/2020 09:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging three Rhode Island men with the murder of 19-year-old Berta Pereira-Roldan on September 29, 2019. The 20-count indictment against Marklyn Brown, Johnny Veng, and Jimmy
07/02/2020 09:30 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 found guilty in a court of law. Richard Desautels (age 22) Woonsocket, RI P1-2020-1880AG On July 1, 2020, the Statewide...

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06/09/2020 10:00 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it withheld two internal affairs reports. Based on the record, including our in camera review of the two withheld reports, we conducted the balancing test for both reports, considering the privacy and public interests implicated by...
06/09/2020 09:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the City Council violated the OMA by discussing "CVS and legislation relating to it" without those items being properly noticed on the meeting agenda. We reviewed the record, including video of the meeting, and determined that the Council did not discuss business...
06/09/2020 09:45 EDT
The Complainants alleged the Town violated the APRA based on the Town's prepayment estimate for search, retrieval, and review of certain potentially responsive documents; the Town withholding certain records pursuant to the client/attorney exemption; and the Town claiming that no responsive...
06/08/2020 17:00 EDT
In PR 20-23, this Office concluded that the City violated the APRA when its initial response to Complainant's request did not provide any specific reasons for the denial and instead only made the general assertion that the withheld documents were not public records. We directed the City to provide...

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Attorney General Peter Kilmartin offers tips on avoiding veteran and military fundraising scams. Learn how to #DonateWithHonor.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and US Olympic Gold medalist Summer Saunders urge parents to have frequent conversations about the dangers of underage drinking.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin advises families to stay safe on the Internet.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles encourage parents to talk with their kids about saying YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.

A public service announcement with striking statistics on the deadly dangers of drunk driving, featuring young Rhode Islanders and Attorney General Kilmartin.

Attorney General Kilmartin talks about his statewide Shred-a-thon events, their success, and how they can protect you from identity theft.

Attorney General Kilmartin discusses how to protect yourself from identity theft as a result of recent data breaches.

For National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Kilmartin filmed a public service announcement to raise awareness of the issue.

Learn more about Attorney General Kilmartin's campaign against cyberbullying, TakeCharge!, in this public service announcement.

Attorney General Kilmartin warns consumers about phone scammers claiming to represent government agencies.

Attorney General Kilmartin offers internet safety tips.

Attorney General Kilmartin offers tips for data privacy day.

Attorney General Kilmartin speaks about the importance of the First Amendment.

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