Attorney General's Weekly Briefing
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Oct. 19, 2012
My Antitrust Division is responsible for enforcing the state and federal antitrust laws. Recently, the Division achieved a landmark $1.1 billion in restitution for consumers and public entities affected by an alleged ... [Read Briefing]
Oct. 12, 2012
Medicaid fraud is criminal activity that essentially steals money from our state, and ultimately, from you, Florida’s taxpayers. That’s why we must ensure that every dollar spent on Medicaid services goes to legitimate ... [Read Briefing]
October 5, 2012
One in six teens has used a prescription drug to get high, and two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family and friends. One person dies every 19 minutes from a drug overdose in the United ... [Read Briefing]
September 28, 2012
According to the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, there are 27 million people enslaved throughout the world, and 2.5 million of those people are in the United States. On Monday, I joined leaders throughout ... [Read Briefing]
Sept. 21, 2012
Medicine abuse is a growing problem among teens in the United States. One in six teens has abused medicine, and medicine is the most commonly abused drug among 12- to 13-year-olds. I have joined The Partnership at ... [Read Briefing]
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]
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