State Government Press Releases

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01/14/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and National Grid are once again warning electric and gas customers to be vigilant of potential scammers posing as bill collectors trying to take advantage of them. Over the past week, there has been an increase in reported scam attempts...
01/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Charlestown man was sentenced on January 7, 2021 in Washington County Superior Court to serve 12 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after being found guilty of first-degree sexual assault stemming from a 2015...
01/07/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. At a press conference today, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, joined by Colonel James Manni of the Rhode Island State Police, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements, announced the conclusion of the Office's investigation...
12/16/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the following statement this morning: "I respect the Court's decision, and especially want to thank Judge Procaccini and the Superior Court staff for making the trial of this important case possible during the ongoing pandemic. "...
12/14/2020
The William C. Clifton, Sr. Clerkship Program, named for the distinguished judge who served as the first African American Special Assistant Attorney General, was established in 2019 and is designed to attract talented, underrepresented law students to careers in public service. PROVIDENCE,
12/10/2020
AG announces creation of a dedicated Civil Rights Prosecution Unit to investigate and prosecute hate crimes, police misconduct and excessive use of force cases; issues law enforcement guidance for hate crimes, and recommends Civil Rights Liaisons in police departments PROVIDENCE, RI ...
12/09/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that on December 3, a Providence woman was ordered to pay $84,106.25 in restitution to her former employer after being sentenced in Providence County Superior Court for Medicaid fraud charges. The charges stem from her role in a scheme...
12/08/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) have received the initial applications for a hospital conversion filed by Chamber Inc.; Ivy Holdings Inc.; Ivy Intermediate Holdings, Inc.; Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.;...
12/08/2020
Attorney General Neronha to quarantine for 14 days Attorney General Neronha has been directed by the Rhode Island Department of Health to quarantine for 14 days after a member of his household tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday. He will carry out his responsibilities remotely until...
12/07/2020
Effective immediately, state background checks will be prioritized for frontline workers, school employees, and those who require background checks for housing PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Office of Attorney General customer service center...