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OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Hunter announced the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect for the 52 counties listed in the governor’s executive order, declaring a state of emergency due to wildfires.
The price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services after a declared emergency. Additionally, the act allows the attorney general to pursue charges against individuals or businesses that engage in price gouging.
Attorney General Hunter said the statue will help ensure fair prices for those in need.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter has joined Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry to announce their support of the United States Secretary of Commerce’s authority to reinstate a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census.
Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today requested and received approval from Judge Thomas Prince, who presides over the state’s Multicounty Grand Jury (MCGJ), to release the Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust (LICRAT) audits that were requested by the state’s previous attorney general in 2011.
With the audit, Attorney General Hunter released associated investigative files.
Attorney General Hunter said the release of the audits come at his discretion, as is the case with all investigatory audits presented to the multicounty grand jury unit.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 | by Kyle Schwab
Southwest Oklahoma City resident Dorene Robben speaks Tuesday with police officers and state Attorney General Mike Hunter about safety concerns in her community. [Photo by Grayson Cook, The Oklahoman]
PSA brings attention to Alcohol Responsibility Month, provides resources
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders and Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn campaign to raise awareness and discourage underage drinking during April, which is Alcohol Responsibility Month.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit urging the court to reverse a federal judge’s declaration that the Colorado sex offender registration is unconstitutional.
Joining the brief in support of Colorado were attorneys general from all other states in the jurisdiction of the 10th circuit including, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Samuel Okere to pay more than $140,000 in restitution
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Robert J. Troester announced an Oklahoma City behavioral health counselor has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.
At sentencing later this year, Samuel Okere, 61, of Oklahoma City, faces up to of 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years’ probation and up to $250,000 in fines after a federal grand jury charged him with 224 counts of Medicaid fraud last November.
Attorney General Mike Hunter today issued the following statement commending the members of both the Oklahoma House and Senate after approving a bill that criminalizes the trafficking of fentanyl and its equivalents.
Senate Bill 1078 is the first piece of legislation recommended by the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse to pass both chambers and make it to the governor’s desk.