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$550 MILLION JOINT STATE-FEDERAL SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.

June 17, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that Arkansas, other states and the federal government have reached an agreement with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to settle allegations of misconduct by the mortgage lender and …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO PREVENT METAL THEFT

June 10, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel presented an award to the North Little Rock Police Department for its outstanding work to investigate metal theft at a news conference today to highlight the importance of law enforcement efforts …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL FILES SUIT AGAINST ONLINE PAYDAY LENDERS

June 09, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit today against three online payday lending companies and their owners accused of illegally providing loans with interest as high as 782 percent to Arkansas …   - Read More >


SALINE COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE

May 30, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Agents from the Attorney General’s Office arrested a Saline County man today on two counts of rape, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced.

Don Michael Cox, 32, of Bauxite is accused of raping a juvenile female in 2010. Cox …   - Read More >


“ARKANSANS FIGHTING FRAUD” SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3

May 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Attorney General’s Office and other agencies will host a free lunch-and-learn workshop on June 3 for Arkansas residents who want to know how to better protect themselves …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL CONCERNED ABOUT EBAY SECURITY BREACH

May 21, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today expressed concern that password information and other consumer data of Internet auction site eBay had been breached in what the company called a “cyberattack.”

EBay announced that …   - Read More >


APRIL 2014 CRIME VICTIM REPARATIONS ANNOUNCED

May 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $308,652.77 to victims of crime in April, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today. Awards were made in 213 new cases, with additional expenses paid in 11 previously …   - Read More >


MISSING PERSONS INITIATIVE SET FOR MAY 29

May 15, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will host the state’s third annual event to help reunite loved ones with their missing family members.

The third “Never …   - Read More >


TOBACCO COMPANY ORDERED TO PAY $30 MILLION TO STATE

May 14, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Canadian tobacco company has been ordered to pay nearly $30 million to the State for failing to set money aside in escrow in lieu of its participation in the tobacco Master …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL SUES LONOKE COUNTY PAWNBROKER

May 08, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit today against a Lonoke County pawnbroker accused of marketing illegal auto title loans with interest rates of more than 300 percent to dozens of Arkansas …   - Read More >