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  • Attorney General Hunter Commends, Allocates Forfeited Assets to District Attorneys, Law Enforcement

    12 law enforcement agencies received money, property from effortsOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter met with and presented checks to representatives with law enforcement agencies and district attorneys today at the monthly District Attorneys Council meeting for the role each played in providing assistance or manpower during the 2015 raid of the Mr. Coolz shops in Oklahoma City, shutting down a criminal enterprise. After prosecution, the attorney general’s office was alloc...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Commends, Allocates Forfeited Assets to District Attorneys, Law Enforcement

    12 law enforcement agencies received money, property from effortsOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter met with and presented checks to representatives with law enforcement agencies and district attorneys today at the monthly District Attorneys Council meeting for the role each played in providing assistance or manpower during the 2015 raid of the Mr. Coolz shops in Oklahoma City, shutting down a criminal enterprise. After prosecution, the attorney general’s office was alloc...  Read More...

  • Woodward News: Attorney General speaks at chamber luncheon

    By Rachael Van Horn Staff Writer Aug 15, 2017 Attorney General Mike Hunter was the speaker at the Woodward Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday. (Photo by Johnny McMahan)The opioid crisis, among other subjects, such as Dodd-Frank were among topics discussed at the Woodward Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday.Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter offered a presentation about the current status of the Oklahoma Attorney General's office since his appointment by Gov. Mary Fallin.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Charges Mother-Daughter Duo

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has filed charges on a mother and daughter who allegedly ran multiple Medicaid fraud schemes from their behavioral health counseling company.Lexie Batchelor, 59, of Atoka, is charged with three counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of identity theft, and Heather Doss, 43, of Tulsa is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of identity theft.According to court documents, between 2010 an...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter Announces Emergency Price Stabilization Act in Effect in Four Northeastern Counties

    Counties include: Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and WagonerOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is reminding Oklahomans in Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect after the state of emergency declared earlier today.The price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services after a declared state of emergency. Additionally, the act allows the attorney general to pursue charges again...  Read More...

  • Enid News & Eagle: Oklahoma AG trying to curtail opioid crisis

    By Jessica Miller | Staff WriterENID, Okla. — Opioid overdoses have claimed the lives of almost 3,000 Oklahomans over the last three years, Attorney General Mike Hunter said during a visit to Enid on Monday.His office is focused on trying to get a handle on the opioid crisis, Hunter said.In 2014, there were almost 10 million prescriptions for opioid medication. That's enough to give 50 pills to every person in the state, Hunter told members of Enid Rotary Club.Just 4.4 percent of abused painkill...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter's Criminal Justice Division Files Murder Charges in 1984 Cold Case

    General Hunter: New division dedicated to working across agency linesOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s new Criminal Justice Division has filed first degree murder charges on a 1984 cold case that happened at a lumberyard in Idabel.According to documents filed in McCurtain County, Ernest Lewis is accused of shooting and killing Johnny Smith on June 28, 1984, during their shift at the K.C.S. Lumber Company.The probable cause affidavit says blood spatter was collec...  Read More...

  • Garfield County Sheriff Among Six Indicted by Multicounty Grand Jury for Death of Inmate

    ENID – Garfield County Judge Paul Woodward unsealed indictments today issued by the state’s multicounty grand jury revealing the names of six individuals charged in the death of Anthony Huff, who died at the Garfield County Jail in June 2016.Grand jurors have met and received evidence on this case since March. Last week jurors handed up second degree manslaughter charges on the following individuals, who worked at the jail:Sheriff Jerry Niles;Jennifer Niles;Vanisa Gay;John Markus;Lel...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter s Office Raises Money to Benefit Field Trip for Positive Tomorrows

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today joined a group of 11 students from Positive Tomorrows to tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning lab after a recent office-wide fundraiser produced enough money to pay for students’ admission and provide lunch.Volunteer coordinators in the attorney general’s office came up with the idea to send the kids to the STEM lab after a T-shirt s...  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: A cultural change: Viewing opioid addiction as a brain disease

    Panelists on a roundtable discussion on the state’s opioid crisis were Julia Jernigan, Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association; attorney Michael Burrage; Attorney General Mike Hunter; Jessica Hawkins, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; and Dr. Jason Beaman, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. The rountable, held Wednesday at KOSU’s studios on Film Row in Oklahoma City, was moderated by The Journal Record Associate Publisher and Editor Ted Streuli....  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Charges Tulsa Doctor with Unlawful Possession of Opioid Medication

    TULSA – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has charged Dr. James Fleckenstein with obtaining possession of opioid pain medication by fraud, after an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD) and Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.According to court documents, an investigation into Fleckenstein’s prescribing practices began in December 2016 by the OBNDD after a pharmacist became concerned with the amount of opioid medication be...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Charges on Two Individuals During National Health Care Fraud Takedown

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed charges against two individuals during the National Health Care Fraud Takedown effort.The takedown is a nationwide sweep led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicare Fraud Strike Force in partnership with other federal, state and local law enforcement entities to crackdown on healthcare fraud schemes.Attorney General Hunter said his office is committed to stopping healthcare fraud and prosecuting individuals w...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Mike Hunter files Lawsuit against four Opioid Manufacturers

    State seeks damages for misleading marketing practices and misrepresentationOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a lawsuit in Cleveland County against four of the nation’s leading manufacturers of opioid pain medication, claiming the effects of deceptive marketing campaigns over the last decade have fueled the state’s opioid epidemic.The lawsuit states the four manufacturers worked with third parties, including those with influence in the medical community, to promot...  Read More...

  • Midwest City Man Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case, Receives Prison Sentence

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Gerald Prindle, 39, has pleaded guilty to charges relating to child pornography and received a 15-year sentence to be served under the custody and control of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections following charges filed by Attorney General Mike Hunter in May.Prindle, of Midwest City, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. As part of his plea, he wi...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Charges Doctor with Five Counts of Second Degree Murder

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today charged Dr. Regan Nichols with five counts of second degree murder in relation to the death of at least five patients during her time working at a Midwest City clinic.  According to the probable cause affidavit, Nichols, an osteopathic physician, knowingly prescribed controlled dangerous substances to patients without a legitimate medical need, in quantities and circumstances that are considered an extreme disregard of human ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Seeks Applicants for Safe Oklahoma Grant Program

    Application deadline is July 7OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the application period for the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant Program is now open through Friday, July 7.The Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grant Program provides local law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices with additional resources to address violent crime in the state. The money from the grant helps pay overtime costs to officers, technology upgrades, enhanced analytical capabil...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter Calls on Calif. Insurance Commissioner to Stop Threats to Insurance Companies

    Attorney General Hunter: Commissioner's initiatives aim to harm energy industryOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has authored and sent a letter to California Insurance Commissioner David Jones requesting Commissioner Jones cease and desist from requiring insurance companies to publicly disclose investments in fossil fuels and urging companies to sign a “pledge” to divest from the coal industry.  Attorney General Hunter was joined in the letter by 11...  Read More...

  • The Oklahoman: Editorial: Fight against Opioids is Worth Having in Oklahoma

    In Case You Missed It  Editorial: Fight against opioids is worth havingBy The Oklahoman Editorial Board | June 15, 2017EVENTS recently in Georgia offer only the latest example of why a task force focused on opioids holds importance in Oklahoma.Early last week, law enforcement and public health officials in Georgia were busy spreading the word about more than a dozen overdoses related to fake Percocet. At least four people died.Percocet contains oxycodone, which is an opioid pain m...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma Attorney General's Office Wins Case Against FCC Inmate Phone Call Price Controls

    Ruling to save DOC, sheriffs millionsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a victory in an on-going dispute over inmate phone call rates and the costs incurred by the state corrections department and county jails for allowing those calls. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Securities Fraud Charges on Tulsa Businessman

    TULSA – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed two felony counts of securities fraud on Robert Eugene Tucker.Tucker is currently serving a suspended sentence after pleading guilty in 2016 to practices similar to the charges filed today by the attorney general’s office.An investigation into the allegations was opened after a complaint was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Oklahoma Department of Securities, alleging a Tulsa resident attempted to invest in ...  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: Task force wants the dope on opioids

    The Journal Record: Task force wants the dope on opioidsBy: Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal RecordOKLAHOMA CITY – Mike Hunter needs both carrots and sticks to fight a dangerous drug problem.The Oklahoma attorney general said he’s working to get the right people at the table to holistically address the opioid addiction epidemic the state is facing, as part of a task force dedicated to preventing and treating substance abuse. He will also need consensus and eventually will need money from the Legisla...  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: Editorial: A good plan

     Editorial: A good planBy: Journal Record StaffOklahoma’s opioid problem is well-documented and Attorney General Mike Hunter wants to do something about it.According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma in 1999 had 178 opioid-related deaths, a rate of 5.36 deaths per 100,000 people. The following year the rate was up to 7.36 per 100,000.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Mike Hunter Appoints Joy Mohorovicic to Lead the New Criminal Justice Division

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced Assistant Attorney General Joy Mohorovicic will lead the new Attorney General’s Criminal Justice Division.The Criminal Justice Division will oversee the state’s multicounty grand jury, the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Fraud Units.  Mohorovicic, of Tulsa, has been with the attorney general&rsq...  Read More...

  • Consumer Alert: AG Hunter Urges Oklahomans to Stop Using, Purchasing LayZ Board Hoverboards

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued warning after deadly house fire OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to stop purchasing or using LayZ Board Hoverboards.A letter from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning citizens about hoverboards manufactured by LayZ Board, Inc., after investigators found evidence a LayZ Board was to blame for a house fire on March 10, in Harrisburg, Pa.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma City Contractor Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced today an Oklahoma City contractor, who was charged with embezzlement in 2016 for failing to install safe rooms, pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay restitution to his victims.Taylor Wheeler, who owned Republic Roofing and Remodeling, was given a three-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay $37,564 in restitution.An investigation began by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit after receiving a complaint...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Warns Oklahomans of Fraud and Scams in Wake of Severe Weather

    Agents with the Consumer Protection Unit in Elk City todayOKLAHOMA CITY – Agents with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Consumer Protection Unit are in Elk City today to visit with home and business owners who were impacted by severe weather this week. Attorney General Hunter said severe weather events bring out fraudulent activity and caution Oklahomans to be aware of potential fraud.“Having a physical presence with agents on the ground, we will be able to warn indi...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter Signs Letter Calling for Federal Legislation to Return Settlement Money to the States

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has signed a letter with 50 other attorneys general from across the United States and Puerto Rico, asking for federal legislation to allow money from prescription drug settlements to return to the states.The letter, addressed from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Sen.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Statement on Passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 12

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter released the following statement on the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, creating the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse.The resolution passed unanimously in the House and by a 38 - 2 margin in the Senate.“I appreciate the members in both chambers working to pass this important measure, especially Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Tim Downing, who authored the resolution and worked tirelessly to see it through.“The creati...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Participates in 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter led a group of more than 20 runners and supporters from the Attorney General’s Office during the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma this morning.Attorneys, investigators, agents and support staff with the Attorney General’s Office joined dozens of law enforcement officers, volunteers and other supporters during the Oklahoma City leg of the torch run, which is one of 13 different relay runs fr...  Read More...

  • Lawton Constitution Sit-Down with Attorney General Mike Hunter

    BY KIM MCCONNELLSTAFF WRITERKMCCONNELL@SWOKNEWS.COMOklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said while he will continue to monitor Environmental Protection Agency-related litigation, he also is interested is directing activities toward illegal drugs and getting a handle on what he terms abuses of Oklahoma’s Open Records Act.Hunter, who was named to his position by Gov. Mary Fallin in February after former Attorney General Scott Pruitt became head of the EPA, brought a broad background to his ...  Read More...

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