OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond warned Oklahoma residents today about the pitfalls of illegal robocalls as part of National Consumer Protection Week. The week, which runs March 5-11 this year, is designated for helping people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond today named as his first assistant attorney general Amie Ely, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In her new role, Ely will oversee the agency’s solicitor general, general counsel, and the heads of the office’s civil and criminal divisions.
Attorney General Drummond encourages contractor fraud awareness during National Consumer Protection Week
OKLAHOMA CITY (March 6, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond is encouraging Oklahoma residents to be on the lookout for contractor fraud, especially in the wake of last month’s tornadoes and severe storms. Drummond’s warning is part of National Consumer Protection Week, a time designated for helping people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams. The week runs March 5-11 this year.
Drummond said the weeks that follow damaging storms and tornadoes are a common time for contractor fraud to occur.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 28, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond, along with Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings and attorneys general representing 33 other states, sent a letter to Congressional leaders this week informing them of an alarming issue with the National Human Trafficking Hotline and requesting their assistance to preserve the critical joint federal-state effort to end trafficking.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 27, 2023) - A former Oklahoma City physician, charged in 2016 with 29 felony counts and one misdemeanor, pleaded guilty last week to Medicaid fraud and multiple drug offenses. Harvey Jenkins operated Aria Orthopedics in south Oklahoma City, where he prescribed large volumes of opioids and other narcotics from January 2010 to February 2015.
His plea is the result of an investigation conducted by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 23, 2023) –Attorney General Gentner Drummond today withdrew an opinion issued by his predecessor, stating that the Opinion “misuses the concept of religious liberty by employing it as a means to justify state-funded religion.”
Drummond takes on prosecution of Oklahoma attorney accused of assisting illegal marijuana operations
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 16, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced today that his office will take on the responsibility of prosecuting a Canadian County attorney indicted by a multi-county grand jury late last year for illegal marijuana business practices.
Matt Stacy was charged with 13 felony counts in Garvin County District Court last October after an affidavit alleged he “aided, encouraged, facilitated and/or contributed to a black-market for unlawful marijuana cultivation, trafficking and/or manufacturing.”
Drummond leads national effort urging Biden, federal treasury bureau to provide timely corporate transparency to state, local, tribal entities
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 15, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond is leading a national effort to ensure that state, local and tribal entities have appropriate and timely access to corporate ownership information critical to fighting crime and terrorism.
Drummond says veterans panel appointments not allowed by law, optimistic Legislature will resolve issues
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 9, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond said today that while there are significant statutory deficiencies with recent appointments to the Oklahoma Veterans Commission, he is confident that state legislators will resolve the matter this legislative session by stripping the Governor of his autonomy over the panel.
At issue are efforts by Gov. Stitt to remove and replace three commission members.
State law requires that the commission consist of nine members, including a representative from six specified veterans’ groups.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 8, 2023) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond has joined a coalition of 21 states, led by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares, urgently calling on President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) under federal law.