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Release date: 7/16/2018 Stein urges USDOE to honor law enforcement partnerships; contacts Dream Center Holdings on behalf of Art Institute students (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the U.S. Department of Education to honor its “historic law enforcement partnerships” by reinstating the long-standing practice of disclosing student loan information to law enforcement agencies […]

Release date: 7/13/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today demanded the immediate withdrawal of an order the EPA issued on now-departed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final day in office. The order effectively suspends the EPA’s 2016 Glider Rule for a year. The Glider Rule mandates that most engines installed in “gliders” – new heavy-duty truck bodies […]

Release date: 6/29/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Catinia Farrington and Haydn Thomas of Durham were charged in federal district court with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and tax evasion. Thomas has also been charged with an additional charge of money laundering. The indictment alleges […]

Release date: 6/28/2018 Bipartisan Group of 20 States Objects to Congressional Leaders (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged U.S. Congressional leadership to reject HR 3299 (“Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017”) and HR 4439 (“Modernizing Credit Opportunities Act”). Attorney General Stein, along with 19 other Democratic and Republican attorneys general, wrote U.S. […]

Release date: 6/19/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the cruel and attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual, and gang violence. In recent weeks, the federal government has separated thousands of asylum-seeking […]

Release date: 5/30/2018 (RALEIGH) Reps. Murphy and Horn and Sens. Davis and McInnis, joined by Attorney General Josh Stein, today unveiled the HOPE Act, formally the Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement Act, to strengthen law enforcement efforts to confront the opioid crisis. This legislation will: strengthen consequences for healthcare workers who steal, dilute, or substitute a […]

Release date: 5/30/2018 (RALEIGH) The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is now in effect in Western North Carolina after Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for the region after heavy rains, mudslides, and evacuations. Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and consumers today to be on the lookout for any […]

Release date: 5/29/2018 (RALEIGH) In response to the budget legislation released last night, Attorney General Josh Stein made the following statements: The Good: CJ Fellows Program “All across our state, law enforcement agencies have unfilled positions due to a lack of qualified candidates. In fact, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission has […]

Release date: 5/15/2018 Lawsuit centers on the company’s role in creating and fueling the opioid crisis in NC (RALEIGH) – Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma over its marketing practices for prescription opioids. The lawsuit alleges that Purdue made deceptive and misleading statements to overcome prescribers’ and patients’ […]

Release date: 5/2/2018 (RALEIGH) – Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that his investigation has determined that 2,521,064 North Carolinians’ data was shared with Cambridge Analytica and other third parties. Facebook provided this estimate as part of the Attorney General’s ongoing investigation. “People aren’t expecting to trade their privacy for a Facebook page,” said Attorney […]