Announcements, information and updates from The AG Alliance Members and Associates
December 12, 2019
UPCOMING: CHAIR'S INITIATIVE AND BINATIONAL AG EXCHANGE

CWAG Chair, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announces his 2020 Chair's Initiative, focusing on using technology to strengthen our economy and improve the delivery of justice. Please mark your calendars and prepare to engage in a dialogue on these important topics! Full Initiative Overview and Draft Agenda links below.

Quick Agenda:
  • Monday 1/13
  • Opening Reception
  • Tuesday 1/14
  • 8am: Breakfast and individual meetings
  • 10am - 5pm: Panels
  • 5:30 - 8pm: Closing Reception
  • Wednesday 1/15:
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 9:15am - 5pm: Panels

To find complete details about hotel accommodations, suggested transportation and to register online, use the following link  CWAG-AGA 2020 Chair's Initiative Registration Site . To register click " Register Now " and your person information, then select your registration type.

If you are an existing sponsor , please register as "Sponsor." You may use the registration code that was provided to you for the Annual Meeting . If you need your code re-sent, please contact Meeting Manager Ale Stephens at  AStephens@AGAlliance.org   or 303.304.9206.

Please register no later than December 23, 2019
Space is limited, rooms guaranteed on first-come first-serve basis.

**Room Block at the Eldorado is now sold out. Kindly let us know if you'd like to be added to a waitlist. We recommended you secure a room at any of these nearby properties:


For any logistical questions related to panels, travel or hotel, please contact Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org or 949.751.8634.
UPCOMING CYBERSECURITY WEBINAR
CWAG-AGA and Thomson Reuters Present:
Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
11- 12pm MT
Event Registration: GoToWebinar
Webinar ID: 334-991-123

*Webinar will be live at the time of our scheduled event. Please register with GoToWebinar beforehand to participate. Audio call instructions are listed below.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser invites Attorneys General, staff, and any interested parties to join in a webinar titled, “Cybercrime and Ransom Requests.” Please find full host, moderator and speaker details below.
  
During this webinar, General Weiser will lead a focused discussion of proactive ways in which law enforcement and Attorneys General’s Offices can work together to systematically combat cybercrime, address ransomware, and implement effective cyber incident response plans.
 
HOST:
Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General 
MODERATOR:
Gina Jurva Esq., Attorney & Manager, Thomson Reuters Thought Leadership Enterprise
SPEAKERS:
Tim Murphy, President,Thomson Reuters Special Services & former FBI Deputy Director
Melodi Gates, Senior legal Editor, Privacy & Data Security, Thomson Reuters
HOT TOPICS
Articles on topics relevant to the work of Attorneys General.
( Note: Subscription may be required for access .)
OPIOID CRISIS
The Washington Post
OPIOID CRISIS
Oklahoma Attorney General Hunter Joins Call for Illicit Fentanyl to Remain a Schedule I Drug
December 11, 2019

Attorney General Mike Hunter sent a letter to Congress, asking members to take quick action on legislation that would permanently classify illicitly manufactured fentanyl and related substances as Schedule I drugs.

The legislation, known as the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act, would codify the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) 2018 temporary order that is set to expire in February. The FIGHT Fentanyl Act would ensure law enforcement agencies and the courts have the tools needed to keep those who traffic this deadly substance off the streets.

Attorneys general from every state, territory and the District of Columbia signed the letter.
CONSUMER PROTECTION
Washington Attorney General Ferguson: CenturyLink Will Pay $6.1 million Over Hidden Fees Affecting 650,000 Washingtonians
December 10, 2019

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the first major action of his office’s Honest Fees Initiative. Global technology company CenturyLink will pay $6.1 million to the State of Washington according to a court order to resolve the Attorney General’s lawsuit regarding a range of unfair and deceptive conduct. CenturyLink added additional charges to customer bills without accurately disclosing those fees, impacting 650,000 Washingtonians. CenturyLink also failed to provide discounts that their sales agents had promised to about 16,000 Washingtonians.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra Shares Tips for Consumers During the Holiday Shopping Season
December 6, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra shared tips to help consumers shop safely during the holiday season, addressing the importance of taking cautionary steps to protect themselves from scammers.
COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Utah Gets an ‘A’ for Fighting Child Sex Trafficking
December 5, 2019

The State of Utah is now ranked among the top in the nation for its dedication to the fight against minor sex trafficking, according to Shared Hope International. See Utah’s report card here.  

In its yearly rankings, Utah received an ‘A’ for its dedication and strength of the state’s laws related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. In 2011, Utah received an ‘F’. The amount of progress is due to many factors and dedicated partners, including the tireless efforts of Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, the Attorney General SECURE Strike Force, the ICAC Task Force, the UTIP Task Force, legislation passed by the Utah Legislature and the dedication and commitment of the Governor’s office.
SPORTS BETTING
AGA Updates Anti-Money Laundering Best Practices, Reinforces Industry Commitment to AML Compliance
American Gaming Association
December 9, 2019

The American Gaming Association (AGA) released updated Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance, which reflect the industry’s leading commitment to compliance and guide casinos’ efforts to protect the U.S. financial system from money laundering and other forms of illicit finance.
CWAG Executive Committee
- Hector Balderas - Mark Brnovich -
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -

AG Alliance Co-Chairs
- Lawrence Wasden - Sean Reyes - Karl Racine -
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