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For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 14, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein called on the U.S. Department of Education to forgive federal student loans for eligible ITT students as authorized by federal regulations. An estimated 52,000 former students are eligible for nearly $833 million in closed school discharge relief, but recent information indicates that only […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to support veterans struggling with substance use disorder and mental health issues by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. The legislation would provide grants and assistance to veteran treatment courts, diversion programs that help veterans with minor, […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Tony Garrett Taylor, 39, pleaded guilty to health care fraud conspiracy and tax evasion in relation to a Medicaid fraud scheme that defrauded the North Carolina Medicaid program of more than $6.1 million. Taylor is a former Charlotte-area resident who […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 4, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows (CJ Fellows) program is now accepting applications for its second class and encouraged high school seniors and graduates in North Carolina to use the opportunity to pursue careers in law enforcement. The program, run […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 31, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today consented to Dogwood Health Trust and ANC Healthcare’s (formerly Mission Hospital) pick for an independent monitor. The monitor will ensure compliance with the consumer protections Attorney General Stein negotiated in relation to the Mission/HCA transaction. Attorney General Stein released the following statement […]

For Immedite Release: Thursday, October 31, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement after the North Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed the SAFE Child Act (SB 199), legislation drafted and championed by the Attorney General’s Office. “Today is a good day for North Carolina’s children. Keeping them safe from abuse and violence […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 31, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein won a temporary restraining order against several debt relief companies after he filed a lawsuit alleging that the companies ran an operation since 2015 that deceived tens of thousands of federal student loan borrowers and charged more than $71 million in unlawful advance […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 25, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a $700 million settlement with UK-based pharmaceutical distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group, $14,840,054.06 of which will go to North Carolina. The settlement resolves allegations that the company and its U.S. subsidiary Indivior Inc. improperly marketed and promoted the drug Suboxone, misusing Medicaid […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he is leading an investigation into Facebook to learn more about the company’s business practices, along with Attorneys General Letitia James (NY), Phil Weiser (CO), Ashley Moody (FL), Tom Miller (IA), Doug Peterson (NE), Dave Yost (OH), Herbert Slatery (TN), […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 21, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he, along with Attorney General Herbert Slatery (TN), Attorney General Josh Shapiro (PA), and Attorney General Ken Paxton (TX), has reached a $48 billion settlement framework with Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmersourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson, and Teva over their role in […]