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R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha has charged Jeffrey Britt with a felony count of money laundering related to a political mailer endorsing his client R.I. Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello during his 2016 re-election campaign. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Mattiello 2016 campaign consultant charged with money laundering

PROVIDENCE – Jeffrey Britt, a former paid consultant to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello in his 2016 reelection campaign, has been charged with a...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha has filed a lawsuit against the town of West Warwick, alleging the town committed a violation of the Access to Public Records Act ./ COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Neronha files lawsuit against West Warwick for APRA violation

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has filed a lawsuit against the town of West Warwick alleging the town committed a “willful...

Student Loan Bill of Rights provides new protections for R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other Rhode Island officials gathered Monday at the State House Library for a ceremonial signing of the...
RI ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter Neronha says he intends to go back to the General Assembly next winter and try again to get additional state funds so his office can beef up its Antitrust Division and concentrate more on multistate litigation against companies. / COURTESY/RI ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

Spend more, collect more from AG’s office?

R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha wants to be more aggressive in pursuing consumer protection and antitrust cases against big business, but says he...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Aponte pleads no contest to embezzlement, steps down from City Council

PROVIDENCE – Former City Council President Luis Aponte pleaded nolo contendere to a felony count of embezzlement in R.I. Superior Court, Attorney General Peter...

R.I. to receive $1M in Equifax data breach settlement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $1 million as part of a settlement with Equifax Inc., following an investigation into a massive data breach...
THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S Office and the R.I. State Police will have access to records from the Diocese of Providence related to child sexual abuse allegations dating back to the 1950s. The landmark Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is the symbol of the diocese. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

A.G.’s office and State Police get access to child sex abuse...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence to gain access...

Lining up for next windfall

In November 1998, Rhode Island was part of a historic settlement with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking...
PURDUE SUBSIDIARY: Pictured above is a sign for the Rhodes Technologies plant complex at 498 Washington St. in Coventry. Rhodes is a subsidiary of Purdue Pharma, maker of prescription painkiller OxyContin, which is the subject of multiple lawsuits nationwide taking the drug manufacturer to task for the current “opioid epidemic.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Municipal opioids lawsuits moving quickly

While a lawsuit filed by Rhode Island is moving slowly, a proposed class-action lawsuit against opioid makers by cities and counties nationwide – including...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed a bill that alters the Hospital Conversions Act to extend review of hospital acquisitions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly passes changes to strengthen Hospital Conversion Act

PROVIDENCE – A bill passed by the General Assembly over the weekend amends the Hospital Conversions Act to increase oversight time for hospital conversions...
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