Attorney General's Weekly Briefing
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January 4, 2013
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 27 million people are enslaved worldwide. In 2011, the center ranked Florida third in the ... [Read Briefing]
Dec. 28, 2012
Earlier this month, I sponsored a resolution during the Governor and Cabinet meeting naming December Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. As 2012 comes to an end and friends and family gather to ring in the New ... [Read Briefing]
Dec. 21, 2012
I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas. The holiday season is a wonderful time to share warm wishes and appreciation with family and friends. May everyone have a safe and wonderful holiday season. While we ... [Read Briefing]
Dec. 14, 2012
On Tuesday, I filed an emergency rule outlawing 22 new synthetic drugs, commonly called “bath salts,” “K2” or “Spice.” This emergency rule designates these synthetic drugs as Schedule I controlled substances, making it ... [Read Briefing]
Dec. 7, 2012
This week, the Drug Abuse Warning Network released the “Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Involving Synthetic Cannabinoids” report. Cathinones, commonly known as “bath salts,” and cannabinoids, commonly known as ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 30, 2012
On Thursday, my office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Miami-Dade County Police Department arrested three Miami-Dade County residents for Medicaid fraud and grand theft. Noriel Batista, the owner of Westchester ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 16, 2013
This week, I joined 37 other attorneys general in reaching a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) to resolve allegations that GSK unlawfully promoted the diabetes drug Avandia. In a complaint filed ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 9, 2012
Every day, brave men and women risk their lives for the sake of our country. Because of their selfless courage, we are able to live freely. On Monday, we will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring those who have served in ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 2, 2012
President-designate Don Gaetz, Speaker-designate Will Weatherford and I announced our support for a plan for allocating the remaining $300 million that my office recovered for Floridians in the national mortgage ... [Read Briefing]
Oct. 26, 2012
This week, my Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Miami-Dade Police Department charged seven people for their alleged involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme totaling nearly $5 million. The individuals allegedly ... [Read Briefing]
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