02/25/2021 16:45 EST
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In the second significant case of illegal firearms dealing this month, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Statewide Grand...
02/24/2021 14:15 EST
The Attorney General will testify before the Senate Labor Committee tonight in support of his proposed legislation to strengthen protections for Rhode Island workers PROVIDENCE, RI – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha will testify tonight in the Senate Labor Committee in support of SB195, a bill...

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03/07/2019 16:30 EST
We have received reports of consumers getting unsolicited phone calls from manipulated phone numbers that identify as The Office of the Attorney General on the caller-id display. Upon answering the phone, either a recording or a person posing to be the "Attorney General of the state" will be on...
03/06/2019 16:00 EST
It's Consumer Protection Week and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is warning Rhode Islanders to be careful of potential ticket resale scams that are becoming increasingly common. The unlawful conduct at issue is the sale of undisclosed "speculative tickets," which are offers to...
01/29/2019 14:45 EST
With the Super Bowl around the corner, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is advising football fans to use caution when purchasing tickets to the game or booking travel. "While fans are excited and gearing up for the big game, scammers are as well," said Attorney General Neronha. "Be sure to...
01/24/2019 17:30 EST
Due to the Aquidneck Island Gas Outage incident affecting thousands of residents in Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is reminding affected residents of their rights and advising them to be aware of possible fraud and abuse that may take place in the wake of...

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02/22/2021 15:30 EST
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Jeffrey Touchette (age 37) West Warwick, RI P1-2021-0528A On February 15, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jeffrey...
02/22/2021 15:00 EST
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Olivio Leverone (age 33) Central Falls, RI P1-2021-0590AG On February 19, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Olivio...

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02/10/2021 13:15 EST
The Complainant alleged that the Committee violated the OMA by failing to timely post the agenda for its August 13, 2019 meeting and by failing to post minutes on the Secretary of State's website for its August 13, 2019 and March 2, 2020 meetings. Based on the undisputed evidence, the statute of...
02/10/2021 13:15 EST
The Complainant alleged that the Committee violated the OMA by failing to post annual notice of its regularly scheduled meetings at the beginning of the calendar year and by failing to post minutes on the Secretary of State's website for its September 2018 and September 2019 meetings. Based on the...
02/10/2021 13:15 EST
The Complainant alleged that the Commission violated the OMA when the agenda for its Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:00am meeting was not posted until Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:08am, in violation of R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-6(b). The Commission conceded this point and, accordingly, we found a violation. The
02/10/2021 13:15 EST
In a July 20, 2020 complaint and July 22, 2020 complaint, the Complainant alleged that the Fire District violated the OMA by conducting business outside of the public purview. In the July 20, 2020 complaint, the Complainant alleged that the Fire District both retained legal counsel and vacated a...

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