California Attorney General Updates

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October 15, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined a 20-state amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Exxon v. Healey, supporting Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood's right to subpoena in fraud investigations. “The power to issue subpoenas is an indispensable tool to state prosecutors in investigations of potential fraud,” said Attorney General Becerra. “I am proud to stand with my fellow state attorneys general in support of their right to see this investigation through.” In filing this amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of [...]
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
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October 11, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govDefendants will pay $79,902 in restitution to the State of California SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the sentencing of a family of three – husband Serhiy Kybych, 55, wife Svitlana Kybych, 52, and their son Oleh Kybych, 31 – for the possession of unregulated pharmaceuticals and counterfeit merchandise intended for sale. The Kybychs own three businesses in the greater Sacramento area. Pursuant to the plea agreement, defendants Svilana Kybych and Serhiy Kybych will pay a total of $79,902 in restitution to the State of California. The defendants will pay: $49,947 in unpaid sales [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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October 11, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govMultistate Coalition Submits Comment to Federal Trade Commission on Future of Antitrust Protections SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with a coalition of __ state attorneys general, yesterday presented recommendations to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to advance antitrust enforcement and consumer protection. The attorneys general submitted the comment letter as part of the FTC's public hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The hearings focus on whether broad-based changes are required for the enforcement of consumer protections. In the letter, the multistate coalition offered perspective on the status of [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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October 11, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of eight states, has filed an amicus brief in support of students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges (Corinthian). The brief, filed in the Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, supports a district court's order halting the U.S. Department of Education (Department) from its practice of giving only partial relief to defrauded students. The Department has been granting as little as 10 percent loan relief to students who attended the now-defunct, predatory, for-profit Corinthian. The Department has appealed [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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October 10, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSettlement Will Protect California Seniors and Medi-Cal Beneficiaries from Increased Prescription Drug Prices, Reduced Choices SACRAMENTO – Today, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and a multistate coalition, announced a settlement in the CVS Health (CVS) and Aetna merger. The settlement requires Aetna to sell the Medicare Part D plans of 1.5 million people to their competitor, WellCare Health Plans, to ensure competition in the prescription drug benefit market for Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, Aetna is prohibited from selling any new Medicare Part D plans in 2020. The proposed [...]
Wed, Oct 10, 2018
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October 9, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govBecerra argues that the practice of setting unaffordable bail violates defendants' rights but individuals who pose a danger to public safety or a flight risk may be detained SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed an amicus brief in the California Supreme Court case In re Kenneth Humphrey. Humphrey had been detained in the San Francisco jail while awaiting trial because he was unable to afford the $350,000 bail set by the San Francisco Superior Court. “Bail determinations should be about danger to the public, not money in your pocket,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Decisions [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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October 9, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOperation Dual Force has closed 227 APPS cases and resulted in the arrest of 35 individuals LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell today announced Operation Dual Force, a coordinated effort to remove illegally possessed weapons and ammunition from individuals in the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database. The joint operation, which is expected to be completed in December 2018, has successfully closed 227 APPS cases, 35 of which resulted in arrests. Investigators seized 111 firearms, including seven assault weapons, 56 handguns, 21 shotguns, 24 rifles, and [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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October 8, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govBy Sudhin Thanawala A U.S. judge in California struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials. The ruling by Judge William Orrick also directed the U.S. Department of Justice to give California $28 million that was withheld over the state's immigration policies. It was at least the third decision by a U.S. district court judge in recent months declaring the immigration law unconstitutional. … Orrick's ruling Friday in lawsuits by California and San Francisco may be the most significant yet because it applies to [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
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October 5, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined a multistate coalition in sending a letter pressing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Federal Student Aid Acting Chief Operating Officer Jim Manning to address the 99 percent denial rate for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) applications. The PSLF program was created in 2007 to help student loan borrowers who aspire to give back to their country or community by working in a public service field. “Over ten years ago, our federal government made a promise to students: dedicate your career to public service and your [...]
Fri, Oct 05, 2018
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October 4, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAG Announces Results of Multi-Agency 12-week Statewide Operation SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of 52 individuals as part of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) Program, which is the largest illegal marijuana eradication program in the nation. This year, CAMP eradicated 614,267 plants in over 254 illegal grow sites across the state. Agents also seized 110 weapons. “This year's results put an exclamation point behind California's multi-agency illegal cannabis campaign, holding accountable individuals who damage our public lands and hurt our communities,” said Attorney General Becerra. “At the California [...]
Thu, Oct 04, 2018
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