The Office of Attorney General notified Brian Gosselin, owner of Extreme Fitness health club facility, located at 471 Atwood Avenue in Cranston, of a 30-day suspension of registration for filing false documentation from the Cranston Fire Department. Extreme Fitness may not operate or charge customers for its services during the suspension, which is effective February 21, 2011 through March 22, 2011.
Under Rhode Island General Law (RIGL 5-50-2), health club facilities must register annually with the Office of the Attorney General. Registration and renewals must include a certification from the local fire department confirming the facility is in compliance with local fire code. Mr. Gosselin knowingly submitted altered documentation from the Cranston Fire Department as part of the renewal of registration.
“Certification of compliance with fire regulations is an important element of the registration and renewal application, and the required inspection is a necessity to ensure the safety and protection of the members who use health club facilities,” said Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. “By submitting an altered certificate, Mr. Gosselin potentially exposed all users of the facility to great risk.”
Mr. Gosselin pled nolo contendre to one count of filing a false document to a public official in Rhode Island District Court, presided by Judge Anthony Capraro, on November 5, 2010. Mr. Gosselin received a one year filing.