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  • Attorney General Hunter Applauds Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.“I commend President Trump on his excellent choice of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the nation’s high court.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Guilty Plea in Child Pornography Case

     Original charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office in 2017OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter announced a Guthrie man has pleaded guilty to a host of charges filed by his office in April 2017 that include aggravated possession of child pornography.At sentencing in September, Enrique Segura faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of violating the comp...  Read More...

  • The Oklahoman: Editorial: Demise of anti-energy lawsuit is welcome news

    by THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARDPublished: Thu, July 5, 2018 12:00 AMIN suing major oil companies, two California cities claimed fossil fuel production contributes to global warming and is therefore a “public nuisance” that should require those companies to pay billions for mitigation efforts. A federal judge has dismissed this claim, and his reasoning should cheer anyone concerned about serious policymaking.U.S. District Judge William Alsup called the plaintiffs' theor...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Seeks Law Enforcement Applications for Safe Oklahoma Grant

    To download a copy of the 2018 application, click here.Attorney General Mike Hunter joined Tulsa County First Assistant District Attorney Erik Grayless (left) and Tulsa Police Department Chief Chuck Jordan in April to announce first-degree murder charges on an alleged drug dealer. Tulsa Police Department used Safe Oklahoma Grant money to pay for officers to work overtime while investigating the case.OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter announced today the application period for the...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Comments on Administrative Law Judge Ruling in Favor of Returning Tax Savings to PSO Customers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on Administrative Law Judge Mary Candler’s recommendation that Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) pass the savings from the federal income tax cut to its customers.The recommendation was released in the case the Attorney General’s Office filed in December, requesting the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ensure tax savings are passed on to PSO’s customers.“We appreciate Judge Can...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Applauds Federal Court Decision to Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuit against Energy Companies

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter commended a federal judge for dismissing a lawsuit filed by two California cities targeting numerous energy and manufacturing companies over creating a public nuisance.In the lawsuit, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland claimed that the companies make and sell products that when combusted, create a “public nuisance.” The cities sought payment from the companies for the all the hypothetical future impacts of climate change.Attorne...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Midwest City Doctor Charged with Five Counts of Second Degree Murder Bound over for Trial

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a Midwest City doctor who was charged with five counts of second-degree murder has been bound over to stand trial.Last June, Attorney General Hunter charged Dr. Regan Nichols with five counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of at least five of her patients while she was working as an osteopathic physician at a Midwest City clinic.During the preliminary hearing, Judge Mark McCormick heard from seven witnesses, including age...  Read More...

  • CBS This Morning | CBS Correspondent Tony Dokoupil sits down with Attorney General Mike Hunter to discuss the state's opioid lawsuit

    "I have no confidence in that process. I have confidence in our lawyers. I have confidence in our laws.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Response in Support of Bixby Landowners Opposing PSO Wind Catcher Route

    Hunter: I support landowners’ rights to have concerns heardOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed a motion in support of the city of Bixby and concerned area landowners, who are opposing the newly planned route of the Wind Catcher project’s power line.The new route was pursued after PSO’s original route through Osage County was changed in January. Affected residents and city officials were notified last month of the new route by mail.City officials and lan...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces First Degree Murder Conviction in 1984 Cold Case

    IDABEL – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a jury has convicted Ernest Lewis of first-degree murder and has been sentenced to life in prison for the 1984 murder of a co-worker.Jurors only took 45 minutes to deliberate before reaching the unanimous verdict.Lewis was originally charged in 1984 in the shooting death of Johnny Smith at the K.C.S. Lumber Company in Idabel. The case was later dismissed because of lack of evidence.   Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Applauds Corporation Commission’s Vote to Approve OG&E Rate Reduction

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter today applauded the three members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) after they voted unanimously to approve the historic $64 million rate reduction for OG&E customers that was announced last week.The decision today will give OG&E’s standard residential customers a one-time $18.71 refund on their July bills from tax cuts the company received from the federal tax reduction approved by Congress in December. The decision to return...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Condemns Purdue Pharma for Attempting to Move State’s Opioid Case to Federal Court

    State preparing motion to remand in response to keep trial in OklahomaAttorney General Mike Hunter today announces the state's plan to file a motion to remand in response to Purdue's attempt to move the state's lawsuit to federal court.OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today condemned Purdue Pharma for filing a notice of removal in the state’s lawsuit against the nation’s leading opioid manufacturers.Through the filing, Purdue is attempting to transfer th...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Historic Rate Reduction for OG&E Customers

     $64 million settlement agreement represents largest rate reduction ever for an Oklahoma energy utility Attorney General Mike Hunter announces $64 million settlement agreement between parties in the ongoing OG&E rate case. The settlement agreement represents largest rate reduction ever for an Oklahoma energy utilityOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced parties involved in the OG&E rate case have reached a historic $64 million rate reduction settleme...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Lauds Supreme Court Decision on Maintaining Accurate Voter Rolls

    Court sides with Hunter’s position that state voter registration roll maintenance program complies with federal lawOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today celebrated another victory for the state at the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the laws in Ohio and other states, including Oklahoma, that ensure that the states’ list of registered voters remains accurate.The National Voter Registration Act requires states to implement programs that ensure accurate voter registr...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter’s Office Responds to Open Records Request on Opioid Lawsuit

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Office has responded to an official open records request regarding how the attorneys were selected in the state’s lawsuit against the nation’s leading opioid manufacturers.Gentner Drummond, requested specific documents regarding requests for proposals, which law firms were solicited, how the law firms were chosen and the contracts with the firm.In the response letter, General Counsel to the Attorney General Abby Dillsaver explained...  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: Hunter: Protecting Oklahoma's Energy Industry

    By: Mike Hunter Guest ColumnistHaving experience working in the oil and gas industry, first as a roustabout and later as an attorney at a private firm, I have firsthand knowledge of how important the industry is to our economy and households across the state. My time as attorney general has only heightened that appreciation.The total employment impact from the industry represents one out of every six Oklahoma jobs.The Fraser Institute, a Canadian policy think tank, recently named Oklah...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Settlement with Volkswagen over Diesel Scandal

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced an $8.5 million settlement has been reached with Volkswagen (VW) and related auto manufacturers from the state’s lawsuit against the automakers for false and deceptive advertising.The lawsuit was filed after an investigation found the company deliberately installed illegal software in diesel vehicles to cheat laboratory emissions tests, allowing the vehicles to meet standards. During real-world driving conditions, the emiss...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Leads 18-State Effort in Support of Citizenship Question for 2020 Census

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has led an 18-state coalition in filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting the U.S. Department of Commerce’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit which is attempting to prevent the Census Bureau from including a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. In the brief, Attorney General Hunter and his colleagues discuss the history of the census dating back to Ancient Egypt, argue the legal ba...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Commends Supreme Court Ruling on Wedding Cake Case

    Justices side with Colorado baker in limited decisionOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling in favor of a Colorado baker, who was punished for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple because of his religious belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.In a limited ruling, the Justices voted 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission displayed religious hostility and violated the First Amendment rights o...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Comments on California Attorney General Banning State Employee Travel to Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement criticizing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for banning state employee travel to Oklahoma.“This action substitutes rhetoric for responsible adoption policy,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Oklahoma puts the interests of children ahead of political games. It is utterly undeniable that our state, like many others, needs more participants in the foster and adoption systems—no...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Commission on Opioid Abuse Will Look Deeper into the State Opioid Epidemic

    Attorney General Mike Hunter discusses future plans for the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse with reporters after Thursday's meeting.OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and members of the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse today at a special meeting announced the commission will seek continuation of its work examining the scope of the state’s opioid epidemic next year.Commission members agreed to recess over the summer months and schedule a meeting in the fall to beg...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Charges Alleged Drug Dealer with First Degree Murder

    AG Hunter pursuing charges under law he authored in ’89 while serving in the state HouseOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed first-degree murder charges in Carter County on a Duncan man after an investigation for allegedly selling a lethal dose of heroin that killed a woman the same day she purchased the drugs.According to the affidavit, Howard Timken, Jr., 36, admitted to selling a gram of heroin and approximately 1.5 grams of methamphetamine to Kimberly Ford in th...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Tours Western Oklahoma Fire Damaged Areas, Cautions Local Residents of Potential Scams

    Attorney General Hunter (right) meets with a local rancher outside of Camargo at a volunteer supply distribution center. The rancher was picking up wire to repair miles of fence destroyed on his property during the wildfires.WOODWARD – Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday joined Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey for a tour of Western Oklahoma farms and ranches damaged by the recent wildfires.While meeting with residents, Attorney General Hunt...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Royal v. Murphy Case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state’s request for certiorari in the Royal v. Murphy case.The decision by the Supreme Court comes after the U.S.   Read More...

  • Remarks: Law Enforcement Memorial Service

    MIKE HUNTERATTORNEY GENERAL OF OKLAHOMARemarks Thank you, Keith, for that kind introduction.  I appreciate your many years of service and leadership as the president of the State Trooper’s association, and for all of your colleagues, who have worked so hard to make this event happen every year. I am honored and humbled to be with you all for today’s solemn service as we pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep Oklahomans and their families safe...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Releases Multicounty Grand Jury Report, Auditor’s Special Investigative Audit into Department of Health

    Reports: No money missing, no indictments, comprehensive mismanagement to blameAttorney General Mike Hunter gives remarks during a news conference releasing the multicounty grand jury report after the investigation into the Oklahoma Department of Health.OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the multicounty grand jury report and the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s investigative performance audit, closing the state’s investigation into the Oklahoma St...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Asks for Customer Protection Guarantees if PSO Wind Catcher Project is Preapproved

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a list of recommended guaranteed ratepayer protections for customers if the PSO Wind Catcher Project is granted preapproval by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC).The recommendations were supported in coordination with the OCC’s public utility division.In addition to the recommendations, the filing asks Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) to enter into a voluntary agreement with affected landowners along the project&...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Joins Ohio’s Fight Against Planned Parenthood and State Funding of Abortion Clinics

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has joined 12 other state attorneys general in asking a federal appeals court to rehear a case in front of the full court after a three judge panel decided that Ohio must provide funding to Planned Parenthood.In the brief, attorneys general argue the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit contradicts prior court decisions, including the Supreme Court that has repeatedly ruled that states do not have to provide taxpayer funds t...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Asks Judge Balkman to Allow Cameras in the Courtroom during 2019 Opioid Trial

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent the state’s formal response to Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman in support of allowing journalists to use cameras inside the courtroom during the state’s 2019 trial against the nation’s leading opioid manufacturers.The response comes after Judge Balkman asked all parties in the case at last month’s discovery hearing to respond to a letter he received from an attorney representing The Oklahoma Publishi...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Applauds House and Senate Members for Passing Host of Opioid Commission Recommendations

    Attorney General Mike Hunter and members of the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse announce the commission's recommendations at a press conference in late JanuaryOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended members of both the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Senate for working to pass all of the remaining legislation requested by the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse and sending the bills to the governor for final approval.Attorney General Hunter said the legis...  Read More...