Latest Rhode Island Attorney General's Office News

RI DMV head won't face charges in prostitution investigation

Apr. 25, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of Rhode Island's Division of Motor Vehicles won't face criminal charges in connection with an alleged prostitution operation that leased his rental property, the state's attorney general said Monday. Attorney General Peter Neronha said his review...

Rhode Island settles with gas companies in pollution lawsuit

Apr. 11, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will get $15 million through a settlement with major oil and gas companies that allegedly polluted the state's soil and groundwater with a gasoline additive, the attorney general announced Monday. Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said...

Rhode Island reaches settlement with 2 drug manufacturers

Mar. 21, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Settlements with drug manufacturers Teva and Allergan announced Monday by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha mark an end to the state’s principal opioid litigation, bringing the total received by the state from a series of cash settlements to nearly $190...

RI education council not penalized for breaking meetings law

Mar. 03, 2022 15:56 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island education officials violated the open meetings law last year during a session for back-to-school planning where they voted to require mask mandates in schools, the state attorney general’s office said. However, the attorney general’s office...

State attorney general appeals sale of Narragansett Electric

Feb. 24, 2022 17:32 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general is appealing state regulators’ recent approval of Pennsylvania-based PPL Corporation's acquisition of Narragansett Electric Company, the state's main electric and gas provider. Attorney general Peter Neronha's office filed...