07/22/2015 12:00 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined 44 other state attorneys general calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. In a joint letter (link to letter) to the chief executives of the carriers, the attorneys general said a new Federal...
07/21/2015 14:45 EDT
17th Annual Summit Scheduled for Friday, July 31 Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is pleased to announce that his latest Open Government Summit is scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI. The Summit is free and

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06/19/2015 13:45 EDT
Although Tax Season is over, scam artists are still ramping up efforts to defraud taxpayers. With an influx of complaints from local consumers – including several employees of the Office of Attorney General – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is cautioning Rhode Islanders to be wary of calls...
06/01/2015 14:45 EDT
With the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announcing that criminals used stolen data to access tax return information on more than 100,000 accounts, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders to be vigilant in monitoring for suspicious activity. Reports have surfaced that...
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...

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07/22/2015 16:15 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. Samantha Manfredi, age 26 17 Sweetbriar Street Providence, RI P1-2015-2344A Alaina...
07/22/2015 12:00 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. Michael Powell (age 52) 182 Cumberland Street Woonsocket, RI P1-2015-2342A The Providence...

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07/27/2015 14:00 EDT
Complainant alleged that the School Board violated the OMA when it's full day Kindergarten Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") discussed public business outside the public purview either by convening non-public meetings or by creating a "rolling" quorum. The evidenced showed that the Subcommittee was...
07/23/2015 15:30 EDT
The Complainant alleged that Rhode Island Housing violated the APRA when it failed to provide access to certain documents and when it extended the time to respond for twenty (20) business days. This Department determined that the documents that were not produced (meeting minutes, notices for...
07/22/2015 13:30 EDT
Complaint alleged that DOH violated the APRA when it withheld forty four (44) documents from review. After viewing the forty-four (44) documents in camera, this Department concluded that while two (2) of the documents at issue were responsive to one APRA request, the two (2) documents were not...
07/20/2015 11:45 EDT
The Town of Scituate violated the APRA when it failed to mail its denial letter within ten (10) business days of a request. The evidence suggested that the denial letter was timely prepared, but misfiled, and that the requested document did not exist.

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A public service announcement with striking statistics on the deadly dangers of drunk driving, featuring young Rhode Islanders and Attorney General Kilmartin.




Attorney General Kilmartin talks about his statewide Shred-a-thon events, their success, and how they can protect you from identity theft.




Attorney General Kilmartin discusses how to protect yourself from identity theft as a result of recent data breaches.





For National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Kilmartin filmed a public service announcement to raise awareness of the issue.





Learn more about Attorney General Kilmartin's campaign against cyberbullying, TakeCharge!, in this public service announcement.





Attorney General Kilmartin warns consumers about phone scammers claiming to represent government agencies.





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