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04/23/2014 11:30 EDT
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will host a press conference with state and law enforcement agencies to announce the upcoming Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Rhode Island and to remind the public of the importance to rid homes of potentially dangerous...
04/10/2014 09:45 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joseph A. Carani, age 46, with a last known address of 134 Hawksley Avenue, Warwick, pleaded nolo contendere today before Providence Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr., to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for...
04/09/2014 08:45 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Mark W. Harrison (age 45), with a last known address of 178 Waterman Avenue, Apartment 48, North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere before Providence Superior Court Special Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to obtaining money under false pretenses for...
04/08/2014 12:30 EDT
Pays $17,000 in restitution; pension revoked Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joyce Tager, age 54, with a last known address of 526 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, pled nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear to one count of wrongful conversion by a

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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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