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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

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12/22/2014 14:30 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Russell Burrell (age 19) was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to six life sentences plus ten years for his role in the July 30, 2012 murders of Shemeeka Barrows, Michael Martin and Damien Colon. Burrell, who was a...
12/19/2014 15:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Luis "Fat Boy" Gonzalez (age 24), with a last known address of 645 Douglas Avenue, Providence, to 50 years with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for his role in the June...
12/17/2014 11:15 EST
To educate and inform newly-elected and appointed officials about the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will once again lead an "Open Government 101" summit. The "101" summit will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the
12/15/2014 15:30 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Louis Pina, age 21, of Providence, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the December 4, 2013 murder of 16-year-old Eric Cuesta. Under the terms of the plea agreement, with was reached with the approval of the victim'...

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Blog

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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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