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Category: News Releases

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein called for stronger protections for the more than 3 million students enrolled in distance education courses. Attorney General Stein and 24 other attorneys general sent a letter to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has hired J. Jeffrey Smythe, former chief of police for the Burlington Police Department, as the new director of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Division. Smythe will replace Steven Combs, who left the […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will help bring desperately needed relief to people across the country who are struggling with opioid addiction. The agreement includes Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 16, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stricter regulations to curb emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions and thousands of times more potent that carbon dioxide in their […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory achieved a new record of hits in CODIS – the system of local, state, and national criminal justice DNA databases. In fiscal year 2020-2021, the Lab had a total […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 9, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein reached two separate civil settlements with ProHealth Dental Inc. and Henry W. Davis, Jr., D.D.S. as part of Operation Root Canal, an ongoing effort to find and stop health care fraud among dental providers. The settlements, totaling $75,000, […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 8, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced his support for confirmation of a bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma that will make billions of dollars available nationwide to fund efforts to remediate the opioid crisis. He released the following statement: “Purdue Pharma helped to […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today led a coalition of 37 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Google alleging that it harmed consumers by using its dominance to unfairly restrict competition with the Google Play Store, limiting their choices and driving up app prices. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement after he filed an amicus brief defending the SAFE Child Act in a case at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A copy of the brief is available here. “Thanks to the SAFE […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 28, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Andrea Monique Purnell, formerly of Sanford and previously known as Andrea Boatman Hall, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $100 in special assessments […]