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14th MCGJ Interim Report #4 and Indictments 05/23/2013
TORNADO SCAM PREVENTION
AG’s Public Protection Unit Issues Updated Disaster Scam Prevention Packet for Residents
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Attorney General’s Public Protection Unit Thursday issued an updated scam prevention packet for Oklahomans affected by this month’s severe storms to help them avoid some of the scams and fraud that have plagued residents following previous disasters.
The packet, which has been distributed nationally for use in other states, outlines prevention tips, resources and the law regarding price gouging.
AG investigators are providing the updated packets today to residents in Moore, Shawnee... more
Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt Warns National Donors, Oklahomans about Charity Fraud and Schemes Following Severe Storms 05/21/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a warning for Oklahomans and donors around the country to beware of charity fraud and scams following the severe storms in Oklahoma.
“For those folks around the country who want to donate funds to help families in Oklahoma, please be alert and only donate to reputable relief charities such as the Salvation Army or the Red Cross. The first scam we typically see after devastation like this is charity fraud,” General Pruitt said. “We have more than 30 investigators in the field to help Oklahomans avoid scams, fraud and price ... more
Attorney General Pruitt Warns Oklahomans about Fraud and Schemes Following Severe Storms 05/20/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt Monday issued a warning for Oklahomans to beware of fraud and scams following this weekend’s severe storms. Pruitt said with the possibility of additional storms this week, residents need to stay aware.
“There is always a high probability for con-artists or ‘travelers’ to pop-up in the state following a storm, pushing quick-fix repair schemes and charity scams,” Pruitt said. “Oklahomans should be aware of such scams and tell family members, friends and neighbors to be alert.”
Scams typically involve clean-up, removal, home repair, tree trimmin... more
Execution Date Requested for Anthony Rozelle Banks 05/20/2013
Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in Effect for 16 Oklahoma Counties 05/20/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 16 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the severe storms, straight line winds and flooding that started over the weekend.
The counties included in the declaration are: Caddo, Cleveland, Comanche, Creek, Garfield, Grant, Greer, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pawnee, Payne and Pottawatomie.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahoma’s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a st... more
Oklahoma’s Multicounty Grand Jury Reconvenes Tuesday 05/17/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s multicounty grand jury will reconvene Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
The grand jury will meet Tuesday, May 21, through Thursday, May 23, at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, 313 NE 21st St.
Led by Assistant Attorney General Megan Tilly, chief of the AG’s Multicounty Grand Jury Unit, the 14th multicounty grand jury has returned three indictments, all filed in Lincoln County District Court.
The multicounty grand jury was requested by Attorney General Scott Pruitt and approved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in September 2012.
The state’s multicounty grand jury has... more
Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Workshops Start Tuesday in Duncan 05/13/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt and workers’ compensation fraud chief Vince Antonioli kick off the 2013 AG’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Workshops Tuesday in Duncan.
The workshops are a yearlong effort by the Attorney General’s Office to educate businesses on the signs of workers’ compensation fraud, how to avoid fraud and what evidence to collect to help the AG’s Office prosecute workers’ compensation fraud statewide.
“No fraud is too small,” General Pruitt said. “Individuals who try to take advantage of the system must be held accountable, and we want to make sure businesse... more
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