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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 Urges the Passage of the No Hate Act (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Jabara-Heyer No Hate Act, which would help fight hate crimes. “The rise in hate crimes across our country in the past few years […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 Seeks Faster Process to Seal and Expunge Criminal Records (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein called on Congress to provide federal funding to allow states to better seal and expunge criminal justice records. This investment is necessary to streamline record-sealing processes and make the […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 9, 2021 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein defended the historic power of states to regulate insurance and protect people from fraud, abuse, or substandard health coverage and unnecessary sharing of their online data. “Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “But this case threatens […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 Stein also calls on education secretary to institute reforms to protect students (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today petitioned the U.S. Department of Education to cancel federal student loan debt for students who attended ITT Technical Institute. The now-defunct for-profit school defrauded thousands […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein, along with Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, today led a bipartisan group of 45 attorneys general calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms. The […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Pamela Grace Faulkner of Greensboro was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Faulkner was also ordered to pay $213,927.55 in […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today asked North Carolinians to share their thoughts about the Cone Health/Sentara transaction. North Carolinians can email their input to ncago@ncdoj.gov no later than April 14, 2021. In the subject line of your email, please include either “Sentara” or […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on Facebook and Twitter to take stronger measures to stop the spread of anti-vaxxer coronavirus disinformation on their social media platforms. In letters to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Attorney General Stein […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today notified Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health that he will not oppose their business combination. He released the following statement: “I will not take action against this deal at this time. My office conducted a thorough […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston) that requires the company to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to […]