Attorney General's Weekly Briefing
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July 2, 2015
On April 20, 2010, Florida and the entire Gulf region woke up to a story that shook the nation—an oil spill threatening states dependent on the Gulf for their economic livelihood and their very way of life. Today, I am ... [Read Briefing]
June 26, 2015
This week, I convened the fourth meeting of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking at Stetson University in Tampa. This 15-member council is composed of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legislators, and ... [Read Briefing]
June 19, 2015
This week I joined federal authorities to announce the charges of 73 South Florida residents for their alleged participation in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of more than $262 million. The charges ... [Read Briefing]
June 12, 2015
This week, my Office of Statewide Prosecution assisted with the arrest of a Florida doctor on a manslaughter charge stemming from the overdose death of one of his patients. The investigation conducted by my Office of ... [Read Briefing]
June 5, 2015
As many public schools close for summer break this week, I want to warn parents about the danger of Flakka, a synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is growing in popularity in Florida. Flakka causes delusions, ... [Read Briefing]
May 29, 2015
This week, I joined the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Sunrise Police Department at a press conference announcing the arrests of one Florida pill mill doctor and seven other ... [Read Briefing]
May 22, 2015
This week, I joined state law enforcement partners from across the country and the Federal Trade Commission, in a joint lawsuit against four phony cancer charities and their operators for allegedly scamming more than ... [Read Briefing]
May 15, 2015
This week, I joined 49 other Attorneys General, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Communications Commission in a $158 million national settlement with Sprint and Verizon Wireless. This settlement ... [Read Briefing]
May 8, 2015
This week, my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit held a statewide training and roundtable discussion to find better ways to stop criminals stealing from Florida’s Medicaid Program. The meeting was attended by all of the unit’s ... [Read Briefing]
May 1, 2015
In the wake of Nepal’s destructive earthquake, I want to warn all Floridians to be aware of charity scams. Unfortunately, scammers will use any opportunity to prey on the good intentions of generous Floridians to steal ... [Read Briefing]
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