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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 >


Rutledge Announces Child Safety Poster Contest Winners

March 17, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the winners of the 2016 Child Safety Poster Contest at a ceremony last night. The theme of the contest, sponsored by the Attorney General’s office, was Bring Our Missing …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

March 16, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Justice …   - Read More >


Rutledge Applauds CDC for Adopting Guidelines for Prescribing Pain Medications

March 16, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today applauded the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for acting quickly to adopt federal guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The adoption comes after Rutledge and 35 …   - Read More >


Rutledge to Host Youth Summit

March 15, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is continuing her push to raise awareness of dating violence by making it the theme of a Youth Summit for seventh through 12th graders. The Youth Summit will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Blytheville Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

March 11, 2016

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