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  • AG Kilmartin to Offer Background Check Services at Locations Throughout RI

    To assist teachers, school employees and volunteers in obtaining the required criminal background checks mandated by RI General Law, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is again offering background check services at several locations throughout the state. More →

  • 2014 Open Government Summit

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  • "Txtng & Drivng...It Can Wait"

    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 →

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07/30/2014 12:30 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Quandell Husband, age 18, of Providence, guilty on three counts of first degree murder, three counts of discharge of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in death, and one...
07/28/2014 10:45 EDT
To assist teachers, school employees and volunteers in obtaining the required criminal background checks mandated by Rhode Island General Law, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is again offering background check services at several locations throughout the state. Under Rhode Island General...
07/22/2014 13:30 EDT
16th Annual Summit Scheduled for Friday, August 1st Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is pleased to announce that the latest installment of his Open Government Summit is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI.
07/18/2014 12:00 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Stephen Melise, age 42, formerly of Woonsocket and with a last known address of Warwick, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to six counts of second degree child molestation, five counts of first degree sexual...

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03/04/2014 16:27 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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01/03/2014 17:07 EST
As 2013 draws to a close and we embark on a New Year, let us take this time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months and look forward to what 2014 holds.

This last year, the Office of Attorney General accomplished a great deal that strengthened the safety and economic security of our communities, helped Rhode Islanders stay in their homes and educated consumers on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

We took a major step forward in curbing the rapidly growing use of highly dangerous and unregulated synthetic drugs when the General Assembly passed my legislation making it illegal to manufacture, distribute or possess synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones in Rhode Island.  Often referred to or marketed as “synthetic pot,” “herbal incense,” “spice” and “bath salts,” these drugs are far more dangerous than their naturally-occurring counterparts. These drugs have been known to cause violent or delirious behavior, high blood pressure, vomiting, and also a number of deadly health complications.
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