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Communications Director Alex Gerszewski

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Press Secretary Ashton Mese Johnston

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Press Releases and Articles

June 30, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended the U.S. Supreme Court for reversing a Montana Supreme Court decision that held Montana's school-choice scholarship program had to be eliminated because it allowed parents and their children the option of using scholarships at private religious schools.

The First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court emphasized in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, "condemns discrimination against religious schools and the families whose children attend them."

June 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a four-page letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert, denouncing the punitive, and totally unwarranted, severe punishment of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) men’s basketball program.

June 26, 2020

AG’s office encourages additional victims to come forward

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has charged a contractor in Noble who received thousands of dollars from Oklahomans in exchange for roofing repairs he never completed.

The four felony counts against Chad Davis, 38, come after the Attorney General’s Office filed three prior felony charges against him in February.

June 17, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Hunter is warning Oklahomans that downloading certain contact tracing applications to their cellphones or computers could compromise their personal identifiable information, including sensitive health information.

In an effort to alert Apple and Google to these concerns Attorney General Hunter joined a bi-partisan coalition of 38 other state attorneys general in sending a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, asking the companies to take steps to help protect consumers from this threat.

June 5, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – With temperatures expected to reach triple digits in some areas of the state this weekend, Attorney General Mike Hunter today is reminding Oklahomans to never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles.

June 3, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today advised the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) that releasing the data about COVID-19 infections does not violate state or federal law, as long as individuals are not identifiable.

After consultation with the attorney general, the OSDH will resume releasing local infection data and deaths. Demographic data, such as age and race, will only be released in aggregate.

May 29, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – In response to reports that some Americans are mistakenly discarding stimulus debit cards, Attorney General Mike Hunter today urged Oklahomans to not assume the unmarked envelopes containing cards are junk mail.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced last week the agencies had begun the process of sending nearly 4 million Visa debit cards loaded with the $1,200 stimulus payments to Americans.

May 27, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter to nursing homes and assisted living facilities statewide to inform administrators that taking Medicaid recipients’ COVID-19 stimulus funds is illegal.

According to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the economic impact payments are considered a tax credit, therefore exempt from federal benefits programs such as Medicaid.

May 24, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the passing of legendary Oklahoma State University head basketball coach Eddie Sutton.

"Eddie Sutton wasn't just a great coach, he was a great man. I cannot adequately express how important he was to my family and the profound impact he had on our lives. Although we will miss Eddie, we should all take solace in his remarkable legacy and the countless players, coaches and friends whose lives were shaped and are guided today by Coach Sutton's mentorship."

May 21, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal judge has sentenced Jeff Terry to over three years in prison and ordered the former Mangum pharmacy owner to pay nearly $1.1 million he previously agreed to pay in restitution when he pleaded guilty to a false claims scheme in 2019.

The initial investigation that led to Terry’s indictment found he falsified prescription information within his pharmacy’s software program, then submitted those false claims to SoonerCare and Medicare Part D for drugs that were never prescribed or dispensed to patients.

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