06/16/2021 16:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a former state representative-elect was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court after pleading to felony embezzlement and campaign finance charges stemming from actions undertaken during his campaign for state representative...
06/16/2021 14:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that his office has filed a motion to intervene in Energy Facility Siting Board Docket No. SB-2021-03, which involves a proposed expansion and associated increase in operations at a Liquified Propane Gas (LPG) facility that could...

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03/07/2019 17:30 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 17:00 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 15:45 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 18:30 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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06/17/2021 12:45 EDT
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Michael Elgar (age 40) Warwick, RI P1-2021-1673A On May 26, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Michael Elgar with four...
06/17/2021 12:15 EDT
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Spencer Freeman (age 23) Portsmouth, RI NI-2021-0140A On May 24, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Spencer Freeman with...

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06/02/2021 13:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged an item on the Committee's March 16, 2021 meeting agenda failed to fairly inform the public that a discussion would take place regarding the change of date for a certain professional development day. Based on the undisputed evidence, the pertinent agenda item fairly...
06/02/2021 13:45 EDT
The Complainant alleged that the School Committee violated the OMA at its March 2, 2021 meeting when it voted to continue the engagement of a law firm in executive session without providing advanced notice that such a vote would occur and when the executive session agenda item cited to "RIGL § 42-...
05/17/2021 13:00 EDT
The Complainant alleged the Housing Authority violated the OMA when it failed to post a physical copy of the notice for its December 30, 2020 meeting anywhere on the Housing Authority premises. The Housing Authority provided evidence that notice of the December 30 , 2020meeting was physically...
05/04/2021 09:15 EDT
In two complaints respectively relating to meetings held on November 10, 2020 and December 5, 2020, the Complainant alleged that the Scituate School Committee violated the OMA at each meeting because the agenda item titled "Consent Agenda, 1. Meeting Minutes, 2. Bills, 3. Correspondence" failed to...

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