05/26/2015 13:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Nigel Nichols (age 29), from Brockton MA, to four consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for the December 6, 2009 shooting on Dorrance Street in Providence that killed David Thomas (age 22) and...
05/22/2015 14:00 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed legislation in the Rhode Island Senate that prohibits medical marijuana patients and caregivers from extracting THC from marijuana using a flammable liquid. The legislation would allow compassion centers to extract THC using a flammable liquid only...

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05/08/2015 14:15 EDT
Thanks to a heads-up from a savvy consumer who recognized it as a scam, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders about a resurgence of the "tech support scam." In this recent twist on a persistent scam, consumers have been receiving unsolicited phone calls from individuals...
03/04/2015 13:45 EST
With tax season in full swing, the "IRS Scam" seems to once again be targeting Rhode Islanders. "In the past two days our Consumer Protection Unit has received more than a dozen calls alerting us that the scam artists are back," said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. According to alert consumers...
03/02/2015 12:30 EST
AG to release daily video tips for consumers Every year, the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit receives thousands of calls and emails from Rhode Islanders concerned about issues ranging from debt collectors to possible scams. For this year's National Consumer...
02/26/2015 16:30 EST
With electronics retailer RadioShack filing for bankruptcy protection recently – and its subsequent announcement that it plans to close stores in Rhode Island in the coming weeks – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to use any gift cards, gift certificates or store credits as

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05/22/2015 15:15 EDT
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. David Bottoms, age 44 277 Mason Street Woonsocket, RI P1-2015-1671A The Providence County...
05/20/2015 13:15 EDT
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Joseph Shepard, age 23 P1-2015-1563A Gerrod Crowell, age 23 LKA: 88 Branch Avenue...

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05/21/2015 12:45 EDT
The Lonsdale Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to an APRA request and failed to identify the specific reasons for the denial. The Fire District was directed to respond to the APRA requests in a manner consistent with the APRA and this Department's finding, and was...
05/18/2015 16:00 EDT
The Department of Environmental Management ("DEM") did not violate the APRA when it withheld from disclosure a document prepared within a client/attorney relationship, and therefore, not deemed public pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(a). Based upon case law from the Rhode Island and...
05/18/2015 16:00 EDT
This Department initiated an APRA investigation against the Fire District for failure to timely comply with R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-3.16. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-8(d). The evidence showed that despite repeated notice from this Department and despite the District's assurances that the...
05/18/2015 16:00 EDT
The Western Coventry Fire District ("Fire District") violated the OMA when it untimely posted on the Secretary of State's website approved minutes of seven (7) of its meetings. The Fire District also violated the OMA when the evidence revealed that it failed to post official and/or approved...

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