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Rutledge Intervention Request Granted in Challenge to Labor’s Persuader Rule

May 20, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said today that a federal judge granted Arkansas and nine other states the right to intervene in a case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice Exemption Rule. …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of a Phillips County Woman

May 18, 2016

HELENA-WEST HELENA – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Phillips County woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Jacqueline Young, 36, turned herself in to the Phillips County Sheriff’s …   - Read More >


Rutledge Calls on the CFPB to Convene a Conference of States Before Proposing Preemptive Federal Standards

May 17, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has asked the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, to convene a conference of the states to discuss the framework and ideas contained in a March …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Arrest of Pulaski County Man for Crimes Involving Children

May 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of Anthony Farisa of North Little Rock on three counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on President Obama’s Public School Bathroom Directive

May 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to the Obama Administration’s directive on school bathroom access.

“The President is taking his abuse of power to a new level today by forcing a …   - Read More >


Rutledge Reminds Charitable Organizations of Reporting Deadline

May 12, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today reminded charitable organizations, paid solicitors and fundraising counsel of the applicable reporting requirement and the approaching May 15 deadline.

“In order to protect …   - Read More >


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 >