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Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of Clark County Man

April 11, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Clark County man by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Rodney Brothers Jr., 42, of …   - Read More >


Rutledge Hosts Youth Summit

April 05, 2016

ALMA – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosted a Youth Summit today for seventh through 12th graders, raising awareness of dating violence. The summit comes after Rutledge hosted five Break the Cycle trainings across the State for …   - Read More >


Rutledge Issues Urgent Warning About IRS Phone Scam

April 05, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued an urgent warning to Arkansans after her office received a large number of calls, reporting scam artists are posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanding payment …   - Read More >


Rutledge Urges the EPA Not to Penalize Race Car Industry

April 05, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined other attorneys generals, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove language from a proposed rule that conflicts with the intent of Congress under the …   - Read More >


Rutledge Settles Claims Against Two Bogus Cancer Charities

April 01, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and agencies from 49 other states, have obtained a permanent injunction to dissolve two nationwide fake cancer charities and ban their …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of Oklahoma Man

April 01, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of an Oklahoma man by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Shawn Howard, 45, of Pocola, Oklahoma, was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. He is …   - Read More >


Court Grants Rutledge’s Intervention Request to Stop FCC Order

March 31, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been granted by the D.C. Circuit. The lawsuit, which was brought by the State of …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for April

March 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced mobile office locations for April.

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


Rutledge Successfully Defends Law to Protect Arkansas Patients

March 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge earlier this month prevailed in a case, Baptist Health Systems v. Rutledge, that kept in place Act 766 of 2013, also known as the Arkansas Peer Review Fairness Act. The State Supreme …   - Read More >


Rutledge Disappointed Labor Department Moves Forward with Rule Harming Small Businesses

March 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement following the U.S. Department of Labor releasing the final version of the Persuader Advice Exemption Rule, which would force small businesses to disclose …   - Read More >