01/22/2018 17:00 EST
21 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief in Mark Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, Urging SCOTUS to Follow Precedent that Empowers States to Manage Labor Relations as They Deem Appropriate Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he is joining a coalition of 21 Attorneys General in...
01/22/2018 11:45 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today John Avarista (age 35), of Cranston, RI, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to one count of domestic strangulation and one count of violation of a no contact order third offense. Under the terms of the...
01/16/2018 15:45 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 22 Attorneys General filed a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission's illegal rollback of Net Neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally...
01/12/2018 15:00 EST
Citing several concerns, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his opposition to the construction of the Invenergy power plant in Burrillville and his intention to seek permission from the Court to file an amicus brief in Rhode Island Superior Court challenging the plant's water-...
01/10/2018 11:45 EST
Following the reduction of the federal corporate tax rate, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of 18 state attorneys general, state agencies, and consumer advocates in calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to take immediate steps to ensure...
01/08/2018 10:30 EST
Establishes Performance Targets and Metrics to Measure Compliance Establishes Third Party Monitoring and Formal Reporting Structure to Child Advocate Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement agreement between the State of Rhode Island and Children's Rights, Inc.,...

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11/16/2017 12:45 EST
Victims of wire transfer scams may now apply for compensation through the U.S. Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program Rhode Islanders who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million...
09/27/2017 14:45 EDT
After receiving more than a dozen complaints from small business owners alerting the Office that they were targets of a billing scam with callers posing as representatives of National Grid, Attorney General Kilmartin is urging other businesses to be on high alert should they receive a phone call...
09/08/2017 09:45 EDT
With the news that credit monitoring giant Equifax has experienced a data breach of 143 million consumers – nearly 1/3 of the population of the United States - Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is providing potentially impacted Rhode Island consumers with information on what to do to protect from
09/07/2017 10:45 EDT
Continuing his commitment to helping Rhode Island residents protect against identity theft, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is teaming up with Infoshred to offer free shredding services on Friday, September 15th, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at the Pilgrim Senior Center, located at 27 Pilgrim...

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01/11/2018 09:00 EST
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. Johnny Sanchez (age 35) 124 Lincoln Street Woonsocket, RI P1-2018-0095A The Statewide...
01/10/2018 14:45 EST
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. Xavier Vidot (age 17) 15 Edgewood Avenue Cranston, RI P1-2018-0033AG Melonie Perez (age...
01/09/2018 10:00 EST
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. Judex Maldonado (age 28) Providence 62-2017-13075 The Providence County Grand Jury reported
01/05/2018 10:30 EST
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. Alexander DeJesus (age 24) Pawtucket, RI P1-2017-3579AG The Statewide Grand Jury reported

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01/12/2018 16:30 EST
Complainants alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when a rolling quorum occurred outside the public purview and when an agenda item on the Town Council's July 17, 2017 meeting failed to sufficiently specify "the nature of the business to be discussed." R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-6(b). With...
01/12/2018 16:30 EST
The Complainants allege that the Town Council violated the OMA when it voted to terminate their respective positions at its June 26, 2017 executive session meeting, yet the agenda was not specific enough to adequately information the public of the nature of the business to be discussed. The...
12/20/2017 11:00 EST
The Complainant alleged the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation ("Corporation") violated the APRA when its pre-payment estimate was unreasonable. This Department concluded that the Corporation's response to the APRA request, as well as the affidavit submitted by the Corporation, conclusively...
12/20/2017 10:45 EST
Complainant alleged that an agenda item on the Town Council's July 17, 2017 meeting failed to sufficiently specify "the nature of the business to be discussed." R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-6(b). Consistent with Rhode Island Supreme Court precedent, we found that the agenda items "Adoption of 2017/2018...

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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 PSA about Attorney General Kilmartin’s 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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