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For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 23, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Today, Attorney General Josh Stein sued Pactiv Evergreen on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In 2023, Pactiv abruptly closed the paper mill it owns in Canton, which had been in operation for more than 100 years and employed more than […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today joined law enforcement leaders to highlight public safety efforts and initiatives to make North Carolina communities safer. He discussed his office’s efforts to protect North Carolinians by recruiting and retaining law enforcement officers, solving cold case sexual assaults, […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina reached a $500,000 settlement to resolve allegations that Sharon Raynes Halliday and RAPHA Healthcare Services LLC submitted false claims to the North […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced he secured a $25,040 consent judgment with Lisa Eustathiou and her company, Apollon LLC, over violations of state consumer protection and debt laws. The defendants will repay $25,040 in security deposits and establish a 90-day lookback period […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 13, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today hired Amanda Thompson to serve as director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory. Thompson, who has served as the assistant director of administrative operations at the Lab since 2016, was hired after a nationwide search and […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 13, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that a jury in Macon County found Scott Lindsay guilty on 12 counts of felony obstruction of justice and two counts of misdemeanor obstruction of justice. Special Prosecution Section head and Special Deputy Attorney General Boz Zellinger […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 9, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a $10.25 million multistate settlement with wireless carriers AT&T Mobility LLC, Cricket Wireless LLC, T-Mobile USA Inc., Cellco Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless, and TracFone Wireless Inc., to resolve his investigation into the carriers’ deceptive and misleading advertising […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 9, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that the United States District Court in Arizona denied Avid Telecom’s multiple attempts to dismiss and delay a bipartisan, 49-state lawsuit against the company Michael D. Lansky, L.L.C., which does business as Avid Telecom, as well as […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein urged leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to allocate maximum funding for grant-making organization Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the FY2025 budget. Each year, LSC awards field grants to a network of nonprofit legal service providers that […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 25, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement after Governor Roy Cooper released his FY 2024-2025 recommended budget: “We need to do more to keep our towns and cities safe. I thank Gov. Cooper for including funding in his budget for […]