Attorney General's Weekly Briefing
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September 14, 2012
Yesterday, Luis "Casper" Ortiz, a SUR-13 gang member, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Racketeering and Conspiracy to Engage in Racketeering. Ortiz, of Bradenton, participated in the SUR-13 ... [Read Briefing]
September 7, 2012
On Wednesday, I had the privilege of speaking at the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Protection Summit 2012. During the summit, I discussed the dangers that prescription drug abuse pose to newborns. I ... [Read Briefing]
August 31, 2012
On Thursday, my office reached a record settlement totaling more than $181 million with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. We were joined by 36 other attorneys general in the largest multistate consumer protection settlement ... [Read Briefing]
Aug. 25, 2012
Today, I activated the Price Gouging Hotline. I encourage anyone who suspects price gouging during this declared State of Emergency to report it to my office by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226). Florida law ... [Read Briefing]
August 24, 2012
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Five other attorneys general and I challenged the EPA’s Transport Rule, ... [Read Briefing]
August 17, 2012
Yesterday, seven doctors, three clinic owners, and one other individual were arrested for their involvement in a South Florida pill mill ring. The investigation was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration in ... [Read Briefing]
Aug. 10, 2012
During Tuesday’s Governor and Cabinet meeting, we recognized Florida’s first annual Purple Heart Day by honoring our combat veterans who were wounded or killed at war. Florida’s Purple Heart Day will always be special ... [Read Briefing]
Aug. 3, 2012
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested three more individuals involved in a Florida pill mill operation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Hollywood Police Department, and my Office ... [Read Briefing]
July 27, 2012
In hospitals across our state, babies are born suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, which is a collection of problems that occur in newborns who have been exposed to addictive drugs while in the womb. Symptoms ... [Read Briefing]
July 20, 2012
Representative Matt Gaetz and Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley invited me to attend a seminar on synthetic drugs. Local law enforcement officers, retailers, and local school officials participated in the event. ... [Read Briefing]
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