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Rutledge Launches Metal Theft Prevention Program

July 09, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced at a press conference at the State Capitol a new initiative from the Attorney General’s Special Investigations Division to combat the problem of metal theft. Rutledge was …   - Read More >


Arkansas Settles with Chase to Change Unlawful Credit Debt Collection Practices

July 08, 2015

Debt collectors are prohibited from using abusive, unfair practices to collect from consumers


LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a $136 million joint state-federal settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and …   - Read More >


Rutledge Reaches Settlement with USA Publishing

July 07, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that she has reached a settlement with Conway-based USA Publishing and its owners, William and Kathleen Parker, to resolve allegations that the organization solicited …   - Read More >


Rutledge Urges Congress to Preserve State Authority to Enforce Data Breach and Security Laws

July 07, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today co-sponsored a bipartisan, multistate letter to the U.S. Congress in an effort to ensure that any future federal data breach notification or data security law provides consumers …   - Read More >


Rutledge Urges Congress to Protect Religious Organizations’ Tax-Exempt Status

July 02, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that she has sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to take steps to protect the tax-exempt status of nonprofit religious organizations.

“Last week’s …   - Read More >


Attorney General Announces Sheridan Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children

July 02, 2015

SHERIDAN – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Grant County man has been sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child sexual exploitation charges.

Bryan Mitchell Baker, 28, of Sheridan …   - Read More >


Rutledge Reorganizes Civil Department

July 01, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a reorganization of the Civil Department at the Attorney General’s Office. The State Agencies Division, which had functioned as a division within the Civil Department …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Arrest of Chicot County Woman for Medicaid Fraud

July 01, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of Tabitha Woods of Dermott by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on one charge of Medicaid Fraud, a Class B felony.

Woods, 43, was arrested …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for Early July

June 30, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced mobile office locations for the first half of July.

Attorney General Rutledge created the mobile office initiative to make the office accessible to everyone, …   - Read More >


Rutledge: Supreme Court Says the EPA Cannot Ignore Costs

June 29, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Michigan v. EPA, a case in which Arkansas was a party. The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental …   - Read More >