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SUNSHINE WEEK OBSERVED

March 15, 2012

LITTLE ROCK -- National Sunshine Week is celebrated in March, so it's a good time to remind Arkansans of their rights under the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) -- an act considered one of the strongest "sunshine" laws in the …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL DEFENDS CONSTITUTIONALITY OF ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

March 08, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today announced that the Arkansas Supreme Court has granted his request to file an amicus brief in support of the state's Freedom of Information Act.

McDaniel's brief contends that a …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL LAUNCHES GOT YOUR BACK

March 05, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today announced the launch of a new consumer education and awareness initiative, "Got Your Back, Arkansas," to equip Arkansans with the information they need to navigate the consumer …   - Read More >


JANUARY CRIME VICTIM REPARATIONS ANNOUNCED

February 16, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $310,112.58 to victims of crime in January. Awards were made in 141 new cases, with additional expenses paid in 37 …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL ANNOUNCES CYBER CRIMES CONVICTION

February 10, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - A Scott County man arrested last August by agents with the Attorney General's Office today pleaded guilty to multiple counts of possession of child pornography, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced.

Richard W. King, …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL JOINS SETTLEMENT OVER MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ABUSES

February 09, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that Arkansas has joined other states and the federal government in a landmark multibillion dollar settlement with five of the nation's largest banks over allegations of fraud …   - Read More >


ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CYBER CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS HOT SPRING COUNTY MAN

February 08, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Agents from the Attorney General's Office today arrested a Hot Spring County man for multiple counts of possession of child pornography, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced.

Tom Buck Steele, 59, of Malvern was …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL, OTHER ATTORNEYS GENERAL REACH SETTLEMENT WITH DEBT COLLECTOR

February 06, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today announced that debt collector NCO Financial Systems, Inc., has agreed to provide restitution to consumers and change its debt-collection practices as part of a settlement with Arkansas …   - Read More >


SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: DATA PRIVACY DAY

January 27, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Though almost all Arkansans see the Internet as a valuable tool, information shared online is potentially a weapon to those who seek to exploit others' personal data for financial fraud or identity theft.

The proliferation …   - Read More >


ATTORNEY GENERAL MCDANIEL FILES SUIT AGAINST ONLINE PAYDAY LOAN PROVIDERS

January 23, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against a Missouri man and two companies that control six Internet payday loan websites offering loans to Arkansas consumers at interest rates of more …   - Read More >