Announcements, information and updates from The AG Alliance Members and Associates
December 26, 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 enter your personal 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 27, 2019

**Our 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, CEO/President, Consortium Networks & 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 .)
CONSUMER PROTECTION
Michigan Attorney General Nessel Issues Consumer Alert on Credit Card Reader Scam
December 20, 2019

As consumers scramble to finalize their holiday shopping, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a consumer alert urging credit card users to be mindful of a new scam where thieves collect personal information when swiping their card. 
Oklahoma Attorney General Hunter Applauds Congress for Passing Legislation to Cut Down on Robocall
December 20, 2019

Attorney General Mike Hunter released the following statement, applauding members of both Congressional chambers for passing legislation that will cut down on robocalls.

The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act requires service providers to verify incoming calls are legitimate before reaching consumers, and gives the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) more ability to impose and collect fines for illegal calls. Violators could be fined up to $10,000.
SPORTS BETTING
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Issues Update to Memo on the Applicability of the Wire Act to Non-Sports Gambling
December 18, 2019

In the December 18, 2019 memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys, Assistant Attorneys General, and the FBI, the Deputy Attorney General extended the grace period until June 30, 2020, on implementing the Office of Legal Counsel's (OLC) 2018 opinion finding that all but one of the prohibitions of the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084, apply to non-sports gambling. During the grace period, federal prosecutors should not apply the Wire Act to non-sports-related betting or wagering. The Deputy Attorney General also directed that, to ensure continuity across the country, any Wire Act charges must be reviewed and approved by the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section. 
ELDER PROTECTION
Attorney General Ford Announces Three-Eight Year Prison Sentence of Defendant for Telemarketing Scam Targeting Seniors
December 19, 2019

Nevada Attorney General Aaron F. Ford announced that Emmanuel D. Ford, 43 was sentenced for his role in a telemarketing scam targeting the elderly. Emmanuel Ford previously pleaded guilty to one count of Multiple Transactions Involving Fraud or Deceit, a category “B” felony and one count of Theft, a category “B” felony. The frauds were committed between April 2013 and March 2014.
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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