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CHIEF DEPUTY AG BRAD PHELPS EARNS NATIONAL AWARD

June 20, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Chief Deputy Attorney General Brad Phelps has received an award from the National Association of Attorneys General for his exemplary work to negotiate a landmark agreement with major tobacco companies.

Phelps was presented …   - Read More >


BROAD, BIPARTISAN COALITION SUPPORTS STATE IN JANSSEN CASE

June 18, 2013


LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the attorneys general of 35 states and 65 members of the Arkansas General Assembly have joined him in asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a $1.2 billion judgment …   - Read More >


MAY 2013 CRIME VICTIM REPARATIONS ANNOUNCED

June 17, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $404,982.10 to victims of crime in May. Awards were made in 180 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 22 …   - Read More >


ST,. FRANCIS COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED ON MEDICAID FRAUD CHARGE

June 14, 2013

LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a St. Francis County woman has been arrested for felony Medicaid fraud following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Jessica Desha …   - Read More >


ARKANSAS, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FILE SUIT AGAINST EXXONMOBIL

June 13, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – The state of Arkansas and the U.S. government today filed a joint lawsuit against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. and Mobil Pipeline Co. for violations of state and federal pollution laws related to the March 29 pipeline rupture in …   - Read More >


ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT AGAINST TEXARKANA PAWN SHOP

June 10, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit today against a Texarkana pawn shop accused of charging excessive interest rates on title loans in violation of Arkansas law.

McDaniel’s lawsuit alleges …   - Read More >


Jeanette Hamilton Named Deputy Attorney General

June 07, 2013

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that he has named Jeanette Hamilton to replace Jay Shue as Deputy Attorney General in the Medicaid Department.

Hamilton is currently a senior assistant attorney general in the office's …   - Read More >


CYBER CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS GARLAND COUNTY PAIR

June 03, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from the Attorney General’s Office have arrested a man and woman from Garland County on multiple child-pornography charges.

John David Ross, 39, and Amanda …   - Read More >


STATEMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

May 31, 2013

LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued the following statement today on the death of Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter:

"Sheriff Carpenter was a personal friend to me and other law enforcement agents on my staff. We are …   - Read More >


TRAVEL AGENT ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION, PENALTIES

May 30, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a travel agent accused of taking money without providing a promised trip to Hawaii for two Arkansas marching bands has been ordered to pay more than $4 million in penalties …   - Read More >