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Rutledge Announces 5th Annual Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action Event

May 25, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host the Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action event on Thursday, July 7 at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. The event, which is in its fifth year, was established to raise …   - Read More >


Rutledge Intervention Request Granted in Challenge to Labor’s Persuader Rule

May 20, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said today that a federal judge granted Arkansas and nine other states the right to intervene in a case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice Exemption Rule. …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of a Phillips County Woman

May 18, 2016

HELENA-WEST HELENA – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Phillips County woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Jacqueline Young, 36, turned herself in to the Phillips County Sheriff’s …   - Read More >


Rutledge Calls on the CFPB to Convene a Conference of States Before Proposing Preemptive Federal Standards

May 17, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has asked the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, to convene a conference of the states to discuss the framework and ideas contained in a March …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Arrest of Pulaski County Man for Crimes Involving Children

May 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of Anthony Farisa of North Little Rock on three counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on President Obama’s Public School Bathroom Directive

May 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to the Obama Administration’s directive on school bathroom access.

“The President is taking his abuse of power to a new level today by forcing a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Reminds Charitable Organizations of Reporting Deadline

May 12, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today reminded charitable organizations, paid solicitors and fundraising counsel of the applicable reporting requirement and the approaching May 15 deadline.

“In order to protect …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Heber Springs Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

May 12, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Cleburne County woman for Medicaid fraud. Jessica Eddy pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Eddy will serve three years probation and pay a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement Following Ruling in Deer/Mt. Judea School District Case

May 11, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement after the circuit court noted that the issues raised by the Deer/Mt. Judea School District do not rise to a level of a constitutional violation that would require …   - Read More >


Rutledge Seeks to Challenge Labor’s Persuader Rule

May 10, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is leading a group of 10 attorneys general today in filing a motion to intervene in a Texas federal district court case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice …   - Read More >