03/20/2020 12:30 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha urges the public to be vigilant as new scams emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call, e-mails, or text messages promising federal aid checks and seeking upfront payment, bank account information, social security numbers or other personally identifiable...
03/19/2020 09:15 EDT
Now, more than ever, Rhode Islanders need to have trust and confidence in their state and local government. We encourage public bodies and agencies to continue to operate as openly and transparently as possible. On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued an executive order that modifies certain

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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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03/13/2020 16:00 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. Brian Allsworth (age 66) Foster, RI P1-2020-1081A On March 11, 2020, the Statewide Grand...
03/12/2020 14:30 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. Keila Rijos (age 11/17/78) Providence, RI P1/20-0961AG On March 5, 2020, the Providence...

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03/18/2020 11:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged the School Committee violated the OMA on February 4, 2020 when it provided school tours to potential custodial vendors that constituted a rolling quorum pertaining to a new custodial contract. The undisputed evidence revealed that the February 4 "meeting" was a mandatory pre-
03/18/2020 11:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the Foundation violated the OMA by failing to post notice and agendas on the Secretary of State's website for several meetings. Guided by Rhode Island Supreme Court precedent, we concluded based on the totality of the evidence that the Foundation is not a public body...
03/18/2020 11:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his public records request. The City acknowledged that it failed to do so but explained that the request email was mistakenly deleted as suspected spam. Once the City became aware of the mistake, it responded to...
03/18/2020 11:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it withheld requested executive session minutes and failed to formally respond to two of his public records requests. We found that the Town permissibly withheld the sealed executive session minutes under the APRA's exemption for sealed...

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