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Communications Director Alex Gerszewski

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Office: (405) 522-3116

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Press Releases and Articles

January 26, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a petition in district court, requesting over $1.8 million he says a company owes back to the state for not delivering four orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) the Oklahoma Department of Health placed in March.

January 20, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Seminole Nation Chief Greg Chilcoat clarified the Seminole Nation’s authority on taxation of nonmember oil and gas producers within Seminole County.

January 20, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Seminole Nation Chief Greg Chilcoat clarified the Seminole Nation’s authority on taxation of nonmember oil and gas producers within Seminole County.

January 15, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and OSU Center for Health Sciences Dr. Jason Beaman today praised the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for removing federal barriers that hindered health care professionals treating opioid addiction.

The new guidelines expand access to medication-assisted treatment by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment.

January 14, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed first-degree murder and drug distribution charges on an alleged drug dealer and is continuing an investigation into the supply chain.

According to court documents, Jerry Leflore, 32, is accused of selling fake Oxycodone pills that contained Fentanyl to two individuals, one who died shortly after leaving his apartment.

A medical examiner determined the 30-year-old female died as a result of mixed drug toxicity with Fentanyl being a contributing factor.

January 12, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to federal regulators asking for an update in its fight against opioid abuse, after Congress granted the agency expanded authorities in 2018.

The letter asks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide a progress report by next month on what actions the agency has taken to combat the opioid epidemic and what actions are proposed for the future. The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general.

January 6, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the violence erupting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

“The violence at the U.S. Capitol is appalling and unacceptable. I echo the sentiments of Vice President Mike Pence, who said ‘peaceful protest is the right of every American, but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated, and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’

December 17, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the multicounty grand jury has indicted Joel French, 40, with 10 counts of human trafficking after jurors heard evidence from his victims.

December 11, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny hearing the Texas lawsuit.

 “I remain committed to election security and will continue to work to ensure other states uphold their responsibility to conduct free, fair and constitutional elections. I'm hopeful that the United States Supreme Court will take the opportunity in pending cases to reestablish that principle.”

December 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today signed on to a brief in support of the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, challenging the 2020 election results in those states.

In his lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claims these states are in violation of the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and asks the U.S. Supreme Court to require the states to hold a special election or select a new set of electors for their electoral college votes.

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