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Press Releases and Articles

October 23, 2017

 William Stephens ordered to pay more than $100,000 to victims

NORMAN – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced William Stephens, the owner of Tornado King, a storm shelter manufacturing and installation company, pleaded no contest to six counts of embezzlement and one count of a pattern of criminal offenses.

As part of the plea, Stephens will pay $101,403.23 in restitution to victims and serve a five year deferred sentence.

October 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a $120 million settlement between attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia and General Motors Company (GM) after the company concealed known safety issues related to ignition switch defects in a number of its vehicles.

October 20, 2017

AG Hunter requests meeting to discuss federal, state effort

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting the federal government pursue opioid manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

The letter comes one day after Attorney General Sessions was in Oklahoma to discuss criminal justice issues across the United States.

October 11, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has signed a letter with a coalition of 37 attorneys general urging credit reporting agencies Experian and TransUnion to stop charging fees to consumers looking to freeze their credit after the Equifax data breach.

The letter asks the companies to stop charging fees because consumers must pay the agency to both activate and lift the freeze, a process the attorneys general believe should not be necessary.

October 3, 2017

Change to law will make drug treatment options more available to Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has signed a bipartisan letter with 38 other attorneys general and the National Association of Attorneys General, calling on Congress to pass the Road to Recovery Act.

October 2, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced he has reappointed Cathy Stocker to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.

Stocker will serve a five-year term and represent the 3rd Congressional District. She is beginning her second and final consecutive term. State law prohibits anyone from serving more than two terms in succession.  

Attorney General Hunter said Stocker has the background, knowledge and character to continue serving the commission with high distinction.   

September 22, 2017

More than $1.3 million distributed between 22 agencies to fight crime

MIDWEST CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the recipients of the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant, which distributed more than $1.3 million between 22 statewide law enforcement agencies.

September 20, 2017

Free meetings, open to the public

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter will collaborate with the Oklahoma Press Association to host open records and open meetings seminars in six locations across the state beginning next Thursday, Sept. 28.

The seminars are free, open to the public and require no pre-registration.

September 15, 2017

General Hunter: Flooded cars are a ticking time bomb

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to use extreme caution when purchasing a used vehicle that may have been damaged by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma.

September 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today signed a letter, along with a coalition of 34 attorneys general, to Equifax citing several concerns and listing recommendations to better assist consumers.

In the letter, attorneys general asked Equifax to address the concerns promptly to ensure victims of the breach are treated fairly and Equifax isn’t using the incident as an opportunity to profit off victims.