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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 […]

Release date: 11/21/2017 RALEIGH, NC – Attorney General Josh Stein today awarded 11 North Carolinians with the Attorney General’s Dogwood Awards. These awards are given to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy and happy in their communities. Each of today’s 11 recipients have been working to confront the opioid crisis. […]

Release date: 9/11/2017 (RALEIGH, NC) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement about the Equifax data breach this afternoon:“Data security must be a top priority. I am extremely concerned about the Equifax data breach that exposed nearly 5 million North Carolinians’ personal data. My office has contacted Equifax to demand answers about how it […]

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2017 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH, NC) Attorney General Josh Stein today moved to dismiss the pending petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on the voting law passed in 2013. “The right to vote is our most fundamental right,” said AG Stein. “Voting is how people hold their government […]

For Immediate Release: 2/13/2017 (RALEIGH) A dangerous scam is now spreading from businesses to other types of employers. In the scam, a worker in the human resources or payroll department receives an email from the CEO or a top executive. The message requests W-2s or other private information about the organization’s employees. But it is […]