“Today’s action signals that enough is enough when it comes to the alleged misconduct of a major landlord who is placing the health and safety of Rhode Islanders at risk. Let’s cut right to it—as alleged, profits are being placed over basic human dignity and that cannot stand,” Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha said in a statement June 6. “In Rhode Island, nearly 500 children are lead poisoned every year. It is preventable, and the toll that these children and we as a community pay is enormous. This office is committed to stopping the lead poisoning of children, be it through prosecution as in this case, or through proactive legislation.”