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  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Deadline Extension for ongoing Negotiations between NextEra and the DOD

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state has agreed to again extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan for a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.Earlier this month, Attorney General Hunter announced an agreement between NextEra and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that temporarily halted construction of the company&rsq...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Child Pornography Charges on Ardmore Man

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed three felony charges on an Ardmore man after an undercover investigation into the sharing of child pornography.The result of the investigation led authorities to Lance Gilley, 38, who has been charged with one count of distribution of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of violating the state’s computer crimes act.“Crimes against children are intolerable and my office is committed t...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Accepts NextEra’s Request to Extend Deadline Amid ongoing Negotiations with the DOD

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state will extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan regarding a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.The original deadline to have a mitigation plan was today. However, the attorney general has agreed to extend the deadline through next Monday, October 22, to allow for more time to work toward a resolution.The ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Calls on the FCC to Adopt New Rules to Crack Down on Robocalls and Scam Phone Calls

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and a bipartisan coalition of 34 state attorneys general have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling on the commission to adopt new rules to allow telephone service providers to block robocalls and scam phone calls before they reach consumers.The added authority sought by the attorneys general will allow service providers to use new technology to detect and block illegal robocalls – even those coming from wha...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter, OBN Director Scully Showcase ODMAP Technology, Announce Hiring of 10 Compliance Officers for Opioid Diversion

    OBN providing free ODMAP training for first responders statewideAttorney General Mike Hunter speaks during a news conference at OBN headquarters Friday to announce new initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic.OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter and Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) Director John Scully today showcased the newest technology the agency is utilizing to track overdoses across the state and urged first responders to sign up for a free training. The ODMAP is a free law enforcem...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Price Gouging Statute in Effect Statewide

    AG’s Consumer Unit provides tips on how to avoid contractor fraud during recoveryOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect for all 77 counties after the state was recently hit by several rounds of heavy rain and storms, causing flooding, tornadoes and damage throughout the state.The law, also referred to as the price gouging statute, triggers automatically after a declaration of emergency and prohibits an increase ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter’s Office to Assume Lead in Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced his office will assume authority over and responsibility for the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force going forward.The decision comes after the attorney general obtained both Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Stitt and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Drew Edmondson’s support to put the functions of the task force under the purview of the Attorney General’s Office.“The members of the task force ...  Read More...

  • NextEra Energy Resources to Halt Windfarm Construction to Allow DOD to Complete Mitigation Plan in Dispute over Military Airspace

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced an agreement between NextEra Energy Resources and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that will halt construction of a windfarm along a route of airspace the United States Air Force uses for training to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to complete a mitigation plan.Other than the steps immediately necessary to safeguard turbines currently under construction, NextEra will pause its turbine construction...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter to Give Oklahoma Uber Drivers Affected by 2016 Data Breach Money after Settlement Agreement

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced his office will give $100 to 4,655 Oklahoma Uber drivers who were affected by the 2016 data breach as part of a national settlement with the company.The $148 million settlement comes after attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia investigated the California-based ride-sharing company for failing to report the breach within a reasonable amount of time, violating every state’s laws regarding data brea...  Read More...

  • Former Medical Nursing Center Office Manager Charged with Embezzlement, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has charged a former office manager at a Warr Acres nursing facility with two felony counts of embezzlement and three felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses after an investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.The investigation found that Sandra Tovar was running a fraudulent billing scheme, where she would divert residents’ payments for nursing care at the facility to her own bank account. Throug...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Statement on Annual 9/11 Observance

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the seventeenth observance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.“September 11 is a day to grieve, remember and pray for the victims who were killed, as well as their families and friends who undoubtedly still suffer greatly from the unthinkable acts of terrorism that shook the entire world.“While we mourn, we must also take time to remember the heroic acts of the first responders, as well ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Orders Outdoor Office Lights Turned to Purple in Observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Lights outside the building will remain purple through the weekendOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the lights outside of the Attorney General’s Office in Oklahoma City will turn purple from Friday night through the weekend in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day and in remembrance of Oklahomans who have died from an overdose.International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual global event held Aug. 31 and aims to raise awareness of overdose dea...  Read More...

  • Killing Pain: Seven – Part Documentary Series Detailing the Origins of the Oklahoma Opioid Epidemic Now Available

    Killing Pain, a seven part documentary series chronicling the state’s opioid addiction epidemic launched this week and is available to view, free of charge, on https://www.killingpain.com/.OKLAHOMA CITY – Killing Pain, a seven part documentary series chronicling the state’s opioid addiction epidemic launched this week and is available to view, free of charge, on https://www.killingpain.com/.The in-depth documentary explores the public health crisis in Oklahoma from its origin t...  Read More...

  • The Oklahoman | Editorial | Federal water rule a threat to Oklahoma

    By The Oklahoman Editorial Board | Published: Fri, August 24, 2018THE Obama administration's “Waters of the United States” rule is an overly broad and economically destructive proposal that several courts have found wanting. But the Trump administration's effort to suspend the rule while it's overhauled was recently stymied by a federal district court judge in South Carolina, creating regulatory uncertainty across the nation.Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is pushin...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Releases Statement on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter released the following statement on the passing of United States Senator John McCain.“Senator John McCain is the embodiment of a true American hero.“His service to his nation knew no bounds. Whether it was during his distinguished military career, where his admirable service led to his capture and horrific torture as a prisoner of war. Or during his time in the U.S.   Read More...

  • Judge Orders Purdue Pharma, Janssen Pharmaceuticals to Produce Witnesses After Emergency Hearing

    NORMAN – Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman today ordered Purdue Pharma and Janssen Pharmaceuticals to make witnesses available next week for deposition by Attorney General Mike Hunter’s legal team.The order came in response to emergency motions filed by the state earlier this week asking the court to sanction the companies for not complying with prior court orders to produce witnesses for depositions.In the two emergency motions, the state claimed that both Purdue and Jans...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Commends Judge Balkman’s Decision to Allow Cameras in the Courtroom for State Opioid Trial

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended the decision by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman to allow journalists to use cameras in the courtroom during the state’s trial against the nation’s leading manufacturers of opioids, scheduled for May 2019.The announcement comes after attorneys representing The Oklahoman Publishing Company sent a letter to Judge Balkman requesting the use of cameras during the trial.In May, Attorney General Hunter sent the ...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Charity Fraud Charges against Former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa

    TULSA – Attorney General Mike Hunter today charged a former board president of the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa for allegedly embezzling money from the organization.Jamie Harper faces 19 counts of embezzlement and one count of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses after an investigation by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit.A complaint filed by a member of the organization’s board led to the investigation. The complaint alleged Harper was making misrepre...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Renews Challenge to Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

    TULSA – Attorney General Mike Hunter has taken action in response to a South Carolina federal judge’s ruling that overturned Pres. Donald Trump’s attempt to delay the contentious Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.The judge’s decision reinstates the 2015 WOTUS rule immediately in Oklahoma and 25 other states.On Friday, the attorney general led an alliance of organizations representing businesses in filing a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter, Local, State Leaders Announce Initiative to Help Solve Cold, Missing and Unidentified Person Cases

    Attorney General Hunter announces he will push for legislation next session that requires law enforcement agencies statewide to enter missing individuals and unidentified remains into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, also known as NamUs.OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today led a delegation of local and state leaders to announce the group is working with statewide stakeholders to draft legislation to help law enforcement agencies and investigators solve ca...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces State’s Opioid Lawsuit Returned to State Court to be Tried in Cleveland County

    Hunter: We want to prove our case in front of OklahomansOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange granted the state’s motion to remand, returning the state’s lawsuit against the nation’s leading manufacturers of opioids back to Cleveland County.Attorney General Hunter said the state’s case remains on track for the May 2019 trial date before Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman.“With t...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Supports Chickasaw, Choctaw Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers

    Attorney General Mike Hunter joining Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby (left) and Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton to announce the tribes' lawsuit against opioid manufacturersOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today joined Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby and Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton in support of lawsuits separately filed by the two tribes against the nation’s leading manufacturers of opioids.In similar filings in state court, the tribes claim the decade...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Lauds Corporation Commission’s Decision to Return PSO Tax Savings to Customers

     Commission votes unanimously in favor of AG’s December filing to return tax savings to customersOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today applauded the Oklahoma Corporation’s Commission (OCC) for voting unanimously to require Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) to return tax savings to customers.The vote to refund tax savings to customers is the result of a case filed by the Attorney General’s Office in December, after enactment of the federal Tax Cuts...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Comments on PSO’s Cancelation of the Wind Catcher Project

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) announced it would no longer seek pre-approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) for its proposed Wind Catcher project.The company’s decision to cancel the project comes a day after the Texas Public Utility Commission voted unanimously to deny the project. Texas commissioners said the project’s benefits were based on questionable assump...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Leads 20-State Coalition in Fighting Attack by Atheist Group against Legislative Prayer

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has authored a brief, urging a federal court to reject an appeal by the founder of an atheist activist group that claims he was discriminated against by the U.S. House of Representatives chaplain for not selecting him to give the opening prayer.The brief, supported by 18 additional state attorneys general and the governor of Maine, encourages the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold a 2017 lower court decision to ...  Read More...

  • AG Hunter, Tulsa VFW Commander & AARP Announce 20 Count Felony Indictment on Tulsa Man for Charity Fraud Involving a Veterans Organization

    Attorney General Hunter speaks at a news conference announcing a 20 count felony indictment on a Tulsa man for charity fraud involving a veterans organization with AARP's Wayne Blackmon (left) and VFW Commander Joshua Starks at the Tulsa VFW on Thursday morning.TULSA – Attorney General Mike Hunter was joined today by Tulsa VFW Commander Joshua Starks and AARP’s Wayne Blackmon to announce a 20-count felony indictment on a Tulsa man for his role in a charity fraud case that has defrauded around 60...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Advises Health Board to Amend Rules on Medical Marijuana

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today advised the State Board of Health to convene a special meeting to amend the rules it passed regulating medical marijuana.Attorney General Hunter said his advice is faithful to and in accordance with the new law created when Oklahomans voted in favor of State Question 788.“The current rules contain provisions that are inconsistent with the plain language of State Question 788 and the State Board of Health acted outside of its authorit...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Advises Health Board to Amend Rules on Medical Marijuana

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today advised the State Board of Health to convene a special meeting to amend the rules it passed regulating medical marijuana.Attorney General Hunter said his advice is faithful to and in accordance with the new law created when Oklahomans voted in favor of State Question 788.“The current rules contain provisions that are inconsistent with the plain language of State Question 788 and the State Board of Health acted outside of its authorit...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter to Provide Advice to Department of Health on Legal Challenge to Rules on State Question 788

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter in response to Oklahoma Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates, saying his office will review the legal challenges to the agency’s rules on State Question 788.The attorney general’s response comes after a letter from Bates requested counsel from the Attorney General’s Office on ‘how best to proceed with the defense of this action’.“We will expedite this request in order to give...  Read More...

  • 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...