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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 >


ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CYBER CRIMES UNIT MAKES ARREST IN SHARP COUNTY

January 19, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Sharp County man has been arrested by agents with the Attorney General's Office for multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

Ricky G. Rothenberger, 46, of …   - Read More >


CRIME VICTIMS RECEIVED MORE THAN $3.8 MILLION IN REPARATIONS IN 2011

January 17, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that crime victims in Arkansas received more than $3.8 million last year in reparations awarded by the state's Crime Victims Reparations Board.

The board awarded $3,820,230.84 …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL SUES JONESBORO-BASED ASPHALT COMPANY

January 10, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Jonesboro asphalt company accused of providing substandard paving services to Arkansas consumers.

McDaniel's suit alleges Moore Asphalt …   - Read More >


ATTORNEY GENERAL REACHES SETTLEMENTS WITH LCD MANUFACTURERS IN PRICE-FIXING CASE

December 28, 2011

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the State has reached agreement with some of the world's largest manufacturers of flat-panel liquid crystal display screens, settling a federal lawsuit that alleged the …   - Read More >


NOVEMBER CRIME VICTIM REPARATIONS ANNOUNCED

December 15, 2011

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $220,215.80 in reparations to victims of crime during November. Awards were made in 143 new cases, with additional …   - Read More >


MCDANIEL, OTHERS ASK CONGRESS TO OPPOSE BILL THAT WOULD EASE CELL PHONE ROBOCALLING RULES

December 07, 2011

LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today joined attorneys general from across the country in asking Congress to reject a bill that would allow commercial "robocalls" to cellular phones.

H.R. 3035, which was filed in the U.S. …   - Read More >