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11/25/2014 13:15 EST
In a letter delivered to the Public Utilities Commission today on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Office of Attorney General is urging the PUC to scrutinize the requested electricity rate hikes proposed by National Grid for the winter months. "Annual increases in electric...
11/25/2014 12:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Christian "Chay" Rosado (age 27), of Woonsocket, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years with 20 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for the March 2013 Fairmount Bridge shooting that injured Ikey Wilson. Rosado was found...
11/24/2014 14:30 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule in order to reflect realities of today's marketplace and better protect consumers from unscrupulous telemarketers. In a letter co-signed by 37 other attorneys general,...
11/21/2014 16:15 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Lane (age 47), of Woonsocket, yesterday pled nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. Under the terms of the plea...

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Grand Jury Reports

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11/21/2014 13:30 EST
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. Barry Meehan, age 65 767 Providence Street West Warwick, RI P1-2014-3413A The Statewide...
11/12/2014 15:00 EST
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. The Statewide Grand Jury today concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding...
11/03/2014 14:15 EST
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. Jose Colon, age 41 55 Swan Street East Providence, RI K1-2014-0568A The Statewide Grand...
10/30/2014 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. Michael Ebiwa, age 26 104 Sayles Street Woonsocket, RI P1-2014-3243AG The Providence...

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Open Government Findings

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11/26/2014 09:00 EST
The School Committee violated the OMA when a quorum of its members met on two (2) occasions outside the purview of the public to discuss business over which the School Committee has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power." R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-2(a). A quorum of the School...
11/21/2014 13:30 EST
The Warren Housing Authority violated the OMA by communicating via correspondence concerning public business. The evidence revealed that a letter was written and signed by one of the Housing Authority members. Although it appears no discussions amongst a quorum of the Housing Authority members...
11/19/2014 13:15 EST
The Complainant alleged the Town Council convened into executive session under R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(2) for "litigation," but since all the parties to the litigation were present, the Complainant alleged the meeting should have occurred in open session. This Department concluded that the...
11/18/2014 14:45 EST
The Manville Fire District violated the OMA when ten (10) of its meeting minutes were either not filed on the Secretary of State's website or were untimely filed. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-7(b)(2). The Fire District also violated the OMA because its 2014 annual notice is not posted on the...

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