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  • Collaboration leading Oklahoma’s opioid battle

    By: Sarah Terry-Cobo | The Journal RecordDecember 11, 2017 Dr. Jason Beaman, left, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, speaks as Jessica Hawkins, senior director of Prevention Services with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Attorney General Mike Hunter; and Julia Jernigan, executive director of the Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association, listen during a rou...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Charges on Oklahoma City Healthcare Provider

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has filed charges on an Oklahoma City health care provider who allegedly ran a Medicaid scam from a Oklahoma City counseling business.Augustine Uche, 57, of Oklahoma City, was charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud and two counts of unlawful use of a computer to commit a criminal offense for submitting false Medicaid claims for services that were never performed and excessive fees to the Oklahoma Health Car...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Comments on Judge Balkman’s Ruling to Move Opioid Lawsuit Forward

    Cleveland County Judge denies defendants’ motions to dismissNORMAN – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement regarding Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman’s denial of opioid manufacturers’ motions to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against them for their role in creating the opioid epidemic.“We appreciate the care with which Judge Balkman evaluated the motions to dismiss and our response, and applaud his decision to move the case forwar...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Joins Supreme Court Challenge to End California’s Restrictive Farming Regulations

    Report: regulation has cost between $227 million and $912 million since 2015OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and 12 other attorneys general from across the nation have challenged California’s unjustifiably burdensome farming regulations in the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the policy has cost hundreds of millions of dollars to agricultural producers and consumers across the county.According to the filing, California’s requirements for out of state egg producers violate...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Offers Tips for Oklahomans to Avoid Online Holiday Shopping Scams

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to use caution when making online purchases this holiday season to avoid scams and fraud.According to Adobe Digital Insights, a company that publishes research on digital marketing to marketers and business leaders, reported online sales during the 2016 holiday season hit a record $91.7 billion in sales, up from $82.5 billion in 2015. Researchers anticipate even more online sales in 2017.The FBI’s 2016 Internet Crime R...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Applauds Tulsa PDs Effort in Operation Blue Thunder

    Joint task force assisted with Safe Oklahoma Grant moneyTULSA – Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended the Tulsa Police Department and other state and federal law enforcement agencies after a successful four-week crime sweep across Tulsa, called Operation Blue Thunder.In total, the citywide operation made 102 felony arrests, served 55 felony warrants, seized 48 illegally possessed firearms and recovered 17 stolen vehicles.Officers also recovered 26 pounds of marijuana, 26 grams of cocaine,...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Sends Letter to Congress Asking for Repeal of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

    Attorney General Hunter: Law hinders local law enforcementOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general have sent a letter, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, to congressional leadership calling for the repeal of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.The letter, authored by Attorney General Hunter, Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and North Caroli...  Read More...

  • Enid News & Eagle: Opioid crisis facing the state discussed at addiction summit

    By Cass Rains Staff Writer Education was the most common theme for a solution to the state's mounting opioid crisis, officials said Wednesday during an addiction summit held in Enid.Members of OSU Center for Health Sciences, law enforcement officials, state and local leaders, and policy makers met for the Addiction in Rural Oklahoma Summit at Central National Bank Center. The summit was one of three across the state. One was held Tuesday in Lawton and another was planned for Thursday in Dur...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Charges Nursing Home Caretaker with Financial Exploitation

    Attorney General Hunter provides tips to help senior citizensOKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter has charged a certified nurse aide with four counts of financial exploitation by a caretaker and one count of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses.An investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit discovered Tracy Borman, 41, of Mannford, allegedly used an elderly resident’s debit card to withdraw cash from a bank account and make other unauthorized pur...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Urges Oklahomans to Observe National Takeback Day

    Tomorrow is the fourteenth DEA Takeback DayOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to clear their homes of unused or expired medication by taking them to designated collection sites throughout the state on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 28.Individuals can access the 30 DEA disposal sites across the state from 10 a.m.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Plea in Tornado King Embezzlement Case

     William Stephens ordered to pay more than $100,000 to victimsNORMAN – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced William Stephens, the owner of Tornado King, a storm shelter manufacturing and installation company, pleaded no contest to six counts of embezzlement and one count of a pattern of criminal offenses.As part of the plea, Stephens will pay $101,403.23 in restitution to victims and serve a five year deferred sentence.Attorney General Hunter commended the work of the agents w...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter Writes Letter to Feds Requesting Opioid Industry be Treated as Criminal Enterprise

    AG Hunter requests meeting to discuss federal, state effortOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting the federal government pursue opioid manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).The letter comes one day after Attorney General Sessions was in Oklahoma to discuss criminal justice issues across the United States.Attorney General Hunter said the letter’s in...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Settlement with General Motors over Defective Ignition Switch

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a $120 million settlement between attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia and General Motors Company (GM) after the company concealed known safety issues related to ignition switch defects in a number of its vehicles.The multistate investigation began in 2014, after GM recalled several vehicle models in response to the issue that affected over nine million vehicles. The defective ignition switch could shut off...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter Signs Letter Calling on Credit Reporting Agencies to Halt Fees for Victims of Equifax

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has signed a letter with a coalition of 37 attorneys general urging credit reporting agencies Experian and TransUnion to stop charging fees to consumers looking to freeze their credit after the Equifax data breach.The letter asks the companies to stop charging fees because consumers must pay the agency to both activate and lift the freeze, a process the attorneys general believe should not be necessary.In the wake of the Equifax breach, Attorney...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Signs Letter Urging Congress to Pass Road to Recovery Act

    Change to law will make drug treatment options more available to OklahomansOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has signed a bipartisan letter with 38 other attorneys general and the National Association of Attorneys General, calling on Congress to pass the Road to Recovery Act.The legislation eliminates the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion from the original Medicaid law, which currently acts as a barrier to residential addiction treatment. The elimination will help incre...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Reappoints Cathy Stocker to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced he has reappointed Cathy Stocker to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.Stocker will serve a five-year term and represent the 3rd Congressional District. She is beginning her second and final consecutive term. State law prohibits anyone from serving more than two terms in succession.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Safe Oklahoma Grant Recipients

    More than $1.3 million distributed between 22 agencies to fight crimeMIDWEST CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the recipients of the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant, which distributed more than $1.3 million between 22 statewide law enforcement agencies.Law enforcement officials joining General Hunter at the announcement were Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes, Moore Assistant Chief Todd Strickland, Spencer Police Chief Allen Lane and Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Doughert...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter, Oklahoma Press Association to Host Open Records Seminars across the State

    Free meetings, open to the publicOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter will collaborate with the Oklahoma Press Association to host open records and open meetings seminars in six locations across the state beginning next Thursday, Sept. 28.The seminars are free, open to the public and require no pre-registration.Attorney General Hunter said the meetings will be a great way for the public or officials who are serving on local or state boards to ask questions and stay up-to-d...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter to Speak at AARP Oklahoma Cons, Frauds and Scams Safety Seminar

    Free event, open to the public, registration ends Monday at 11 p.m.TULSA – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter will join a host of local fraud watch experts and consumer advocates to speak on the latest scams targeting Oklahomans at the AARP Oklahoma, Cons Frauds and Scams Safety Seminar.The event takes place Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center Zarrow Campus in the Barbara and Dave Sylvan Auditorium, 2021 E.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Signs Letter to Equifax Citing Concerns, Lists Recommendations

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today signed a letter, along with a coalition of 34 attorneys general, to Equifax citing several concerns and listing recommendations to better assist consumers.In the letter, attorneys general asked Equifax to address the concerns promptly to ensure victims of the breach are treated fairly and Equifax isn’t using the incident as an opportunity to profit off victims.The letter comes after Equifax, one of the nation’s largest...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter Urges Caution, Offers Recommendations When Purchasing Used Cars after Hurricanes

    General Hunter: Flooded cars are a ticking time bombOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to use extreme caution when purchasing a used vehicle that may have been damaged by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma.Attorney General Hunter today sent a letter to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, to distribute to tag agencies statewide, urging administrators to be suspicious and vigilant in the transfer of vehicle titles from Texas and surrounding states entering the Oklahom...  Read More...

  • Opinion: Washington Examiner: CFPB: The rogue federal agency that aims to reign but needs to be reined in

    by Mike Hunter | Sep 12, 2017Lord Acton once said that "power tends to corrupt…and absolute power corrupts absolutely."Nowhere is this truer today than at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB is the quintessential example of what happens when accountability to Congress and the president is removed—when there are no checks and balances on the power of an unelected bureaucrat.Created as a part of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, the CFPB wields immense, unbridled power over consumers and ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Offers Information, Issues Consumer Alert after Equifax Breach

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today has issued a consumer alert after last week’s Equifax breach that affected 143 million individuals nationwide.Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, announced it had experienced a cybersecurity incident on Sept. 7. The breach occurred between May and July, allowing personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses, to be exposed to hackers.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Urges Caution about Charity Scams Following Hurricane Harvey

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today is warning Oklahomans of charity fraud and other scams in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.Attorney General Hunter said the work of charitable organizations is key to the recovery process after a disaster. However, some see it as an opportunity to run scam operations asking for money the victims never see.“As the tragedy on the Gulf Coast continues to unfold, I know Oklahomans will step up to help in a multitude of ways, like we...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Charges on Lawton Man after Child Pornography Investigation

    LAWTON – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his office has filed five felony counts on Randy Wolfe, of Lawton, after an undercover investigation.Wolfe, 49, has been charged with one count of aggravated possession of child pornography, two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of child sexual abuse and one count of violating the computer crimes act.Throughout the investigation an agent with the attorney general’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forc...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Emergency Price Stabilization Act in Effect Statewide

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is reminding Oklahomans the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect for all 77 counties after the disaster emergency declaration announced yesterday.The price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services after a declared emergency. Additionally, the act allows the attorney general to pursue charges against individuals or businesses that engage in price gouging.The order was cal...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Fires Back at D.C. Group after Second Demand for ECU Cross Removal

    General Hunter: We absolutely reject the demand to remove the crossOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today wrote Washington, D.C. based Americans United for Separation of Church and State and asked the group to discontinue sending demand letters to the attorney general’s office and the state of Oklahoma.The response from Attorney General Hunter comes after the Washington, D.C. special interest group sent a follow up letter to the attorney general’s Solicitor...  Read More...

  • Tulsa World Editorial: Opioid abuse is still an emergency ... and the state is getting ready to do something about it

    Attorney general leads panel taking broad approach to problemRemember when opioid abuse was a national emergency?For about half a news cycle, the national media stopped worrying about the latest presidential tweet and paid some attention to an issue that really matters to families in the heart of the nation.Opioid abuse, driven by excessive prescriptions, is destroying lives in America. The national emergency hasn’t passed, although much of the media attention has.To its credit, the state ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Members of Okla Commission on Opioid Abuse, Sets Meeting Schedule

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the names of the individuals who will serve on the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse.Attorney General Hunter, Gov. Mary Fallin, House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz selected the members of the commission after the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 in May.The nine-member commission, chaired by Attorney General Hunter, contains members from the medical community, law enforcem...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Signs Bi-Partisan letter to Amend Sex Trafficking Law

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter joined a bi-partisan coalition of 49 attorneys general urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking.In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they ope...  Read More...

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