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  • 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 →

  • Take Charge! of Online Bullying

    AG Kilmartin and Cox are teaming up to encourage you to TakeCharge! of your family's communications by assessing your digital life. More →

  • Report Medicaid Fraud Online

    Last year, AG Kilmartin's Medicaid Fraud and Control Unit recovered more than $8.1 million for Rhode Island's Medicaid budget. AG Kilmartin urges the public and patients to report Medicaid fraud and patient abuse. More →


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News & Press

09/16/2014 14:15 EDT
Following a unanimous vote by the Westerly Town Council on Monday night passing a resolution to not text and drive and to encourage all those who live and visit Westerly to never text and drive, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised the Town Council for taking a leadership position on the...
09/15/2014 14:30 EDT
AG Kilmartin to Address Town Council on Monday, September 15th Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will go before the Westerly Town Council on tonight at 7:00 p.m. to share a powerful documentary on the deadly consequences of texting and driving. In addition, the Westerly Town Council is...
09/12/2014 17:00 EDT
Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and Rhode Island Foundation pledge support through grants, creating the first state-wide Green & Healthy Homes Initiative model in the country Local healthy housing groups announced the launch of Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Homes (RIAHH) with the
09/12/2014 10:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Manivone Phimmahom, age 42, of Branch Avenue, Cumberland, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear to 23 years, with one year to serve at the ACI, followed by two years on home confinement and the remainder suspended with...

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08/22/2014 13:07 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 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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