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Rutledge Announces Heber Springs Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

May 12, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Cleburne County woman for Medicaid fraud. Jessica Eddy pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Eddy will serve three years probation and pay a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement Following Ruling in Deer/Mt. Judea School District Case

May 11, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement after the circuit court noted that the issues raised by the Deer/Mt. Judea School District do not rise to a level of a constitutional violation that would require …   - Read More >


Rutledge Seeks to Challenge Labor’s Persuader Rule

May 10, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is leading a group of 10 attorneys general today in filing a motion to intervene in a Texas federal district court case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice …   - Read More >


Rutledge Holds 1st Rutledge Regulatory Roundtable

May 10, 2016

HEBER SPRINGS – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today held her first Rutledge Regulatory Roundtable in Heber Springs with local business leaders to listen to their concerns about regulations, specifically those in the agriculture …   - Read More >


Settlement Reached with Olympus America to Resolve Anti-Kickback Violations

May 05, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement agreement with Olympus America Inc., a Pennsylvania-based health care equipment supplier. Olympus has agreed to pay $306 million to resolve allegations of …   - Read More >


Rutledge: State Receives $49 Million in Tobacco Settlement Funds

May 04, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has secured the 2016 share of proceeds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with tobacco companies. In 1998, 46 states and numerous other jurisdictions entered into a …   - Read More >


Settlement Reached to Resolve Rebate Program Reimbursements

April 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement agreement with Wyeth, a Delaware pharmaceutical corporation with its headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. Wyeth is a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. Wyeth and Pfizer …   - Read More >


Rutledge Participates in Arkansas Supreme Court’s Appeals on Wheels

April 28, 2016

BATESVILLE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today, in her hometown, participated in the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Appeals on Wheels. Appeals on Wheels is a Supreme Court outreach program designed to educate students about their …   - Read More >


Rutledge Calls on Arkansans to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets, Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is calling on Arkansans to make plans to participate in the upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More than 160 collection sites will accept unwanted or expired medications …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrests of Two Crittenden County Women

April 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Marion woman and a West Memphis woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Pamela Pollard, 36, of Marion, was arrested on one count of …   - Read More >