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  • AG Kilmartin Offers Holiday Shopping Tips Even Scrooge Would Approve

    Check out Attorney General Kilmartin's holiday shopping tips to help keep you merry - and your finances bright - this holiday season. More →

  • When It Comes to Texting and Driving...#ItCanWait

    Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are teaming up to bring AT&T's powerful “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” awareness campaign to schools throughout Rhode Island this year. More →

  • Open Government/Access to Public Records

    The Open Government Unit investigates complaints against public bodies in Rhode Island for violations of the Open Meetings Act and/or the Access to Public Records Act. In 2013, the Unit investigated 92 open government complaints and issued 34 findings under the OMA and 27 findings under the APRA. More →


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News & Press

11/25/2014 13:15 EST
In a letter delivered to the Public Utilities Commission today on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Office of Attorney General is urging the PUC to scrutinize the requested electricity rate hikes proposed by National Grid for the winter months. "Annual increases in electric...
11/25/2014 12:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Christian "Chay" Rosado (age 27), of Woonsocket, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years with 20 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for the March 2013 Fairmount Bridge shooting that injured Ikey Wilson. Rosado was found...
11/24/2014 14:30 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule in order to reflect realities of today's marketplace and better protect consumers from unscrupulous telemarketers. In a letter co-signed by 37 other attorneys general,...
11/21/2014 16:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Lane (age 47), of Woonsocket, yesterday pled nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. Under the terms of the plea...

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08/22/2014 12:07 EDT
While there was widespread coverage of certain legislative initiatives this year, such as the master lever, NECAP graduation requirements, and, of course, naming calamari Rhode Island’s official appetizer, the General Assembly also passed several bills to make our neighborhoods safer and protect our most vulnerable citizens.

This session the General Assembly passed and Governor Lincoln Chafee signed 13 bills filed at my request to enhance the safety and security of elders and children, give prosecutors more tools to put violent gang members behind bars and update our Internet safety laws, among others.

Every person deserves to be treated with respect. Every person - no matter how young or old - deserves to be safe from those who live with them, care for them or come in day-to-day contact with them. 

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03/04/2014 15:27 EST
As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, I am warning Rhode Island consumers to be extra-vigilant about potential tax-related scams.Particularly in these difficult economic times, tax season can be very stressful – both mentally and financially – and con artists know that being under stress can make people more vulnerable.

My office is warning Rhode Islanders to be vigilant against predatory or even fraudulent tax-related offers. To help consumers avoid being scammed this tax season, we have put together a list of “red flags” to watch out for, and tips to help you – and your money – stay safe.
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