03/26/2015 11:45 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Tuesday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Danielle Lefebvre (age 29), of Providence, guilty of first degree child abuse for abusing her six-week old son. The jury returned the guilty verdict in just over an hour after a weeklong...
03/25/2015 12:15 EDT
Rhode Island Joins Coalition of States in Defending EPA'S Rule to Reduce Mercury and Other Harmful Emissions that Endanger Children and Public Health Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments concerning a challenge to...

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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
02/11/2015 11:45 EST
In a final attempt to find the owners of photographic negatives and customer proofs recovered from the long-shuttered Cohen Photography of Providence before court-approved destruction, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging anyone who may have utilized the services of Cohen Photography to...

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03/26/2015 16:00 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. Justin Renfrow, age 30 2036 Nevada City Highway Grass Valley, CA K1-2015-0207A The...
03/24/2015 11:00 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. Mario Atoyan, age 49 North Kingstown, RI W1-2015-0164A The Washington County Grand Jury...

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03/16/2015 15:30 EDT
Insufficient evidence was presented that the complainant was aggrieved by the allegedly deficient public notice. Accordingly, pursuant to Graziano v. Rhode Island Lottery Commission, 810 A.2d 215 (R.I. 2002), the complainant lacked standing to bring this complaint.
03/16/2015 15:30 EDT
Complainant filed three (3) APRA complaints against the Rhode Island Department of Education ("RIDE") regarding various documents pertaining to the West Bay Collaborative ("WBC"). As such, we consolidated all three complaints into a single finding. Although all three complaints raised several...
03/16/2015 15:30 EDT
Complainant submitted an APRA request for copies of employment applications and the name and contact information for the doctors' medical insurance carriers. The Department of Corrections ("DOC") denied Complainant's request on the basis that disclosure would constitute a "clearly unwarranted...
03/16/2015 15:15 EDT
The Complainant alleged the Western Coventry Fire District ("Fire District") violated the OMA when it failed to timely post its meeting minutes on the Secretary of State's website for eleven (11) of its meetings. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-7(b)(2). On June 11, 2014, this Department issued Novak...

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