Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 61
Telephone Sales Solicitation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-61-5

§ 5-61-5. Criminal penalties.

Any person including, but not limited to, the seller, a salesperson, agent or representative of the seller, or an independent contractor, who willfully violates any provision of this chapter or who directly or indirectly employs any device, scheme, or artifice to deceive in connection with the offer or sale by any telephonic seller, or who willfully, directly, or indirectly, engages in any act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person in connection with a sale by any telephonic seller, upon conviction, shall be punished as follows:

(1) By a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each unlawful transaction;

(2) By imprisonment in the state prison for not more than one year; or

(3) By both fine and imprisonment specified in subsections (1) and (2).

History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 227, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 456, § 1.