Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 53.1
Solicitation by Charitable Organizations

R.I. Gen. Laws 5-53.1-15

 5-53.1-15.  Enforcement — Attorney general.

(a) Any person who willfully and knowingly violates any provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced for the first offense to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or undergo imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and for the second and any subsequent offense to pay a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or to undergo imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or both.

(b) Whenever the attorney general has reason to believe or the attorney general has been advised by the director (who shall have given due notice and full hearing to the person) that the person is in violation of the provisions of this chapter, in addition to all other actions authorized by law, the attorney general may bring an action in the name of the state against that person to enjoin the person from continuing the violation or doing any acts in furtherance of the violation and for any other relief that the court deems appropriate. The court may make additional orders and/or judgments as may be necessary to restore to any person in interest any monies or property, real or personal, that may have been acquired by means of any practice found to be in violation of this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1999, ch. 152, 2.