Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
July 30, 2020
UPCOMING VIRTUAL SESSIONS:
SAVE THE DATE
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Please email ideas to Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org .
Gun Violence in America's Cities
Thursday, August 6th
2 - 3:30pm ET

For more information, email Richy Balderrama at RBalderrama@AGAlliance.org.
Cybersecurity Subcommittee Virtual Session
Thursday, August 20th
*UPDATED TIME: 1 - 4pm ET
**Registration is not automatic, open to AGOs and group members only

Our members include Attorneys General, senior staff, and specialized cybersecurity investigators and prosecutors. The subcommittee provides interested parties an opportunity to dialogue on how mutual data security and privacy efforts might preserve online safety, protect consumers and ensure the rule of law while also respecting the role of states to regulate such efforts.

For more information on registration, eligibility and subcommittee participation, please
email Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.
RECAP: VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Missed our live programs? No problem! Follow the first button below for a recap and supplemental materials; follow the second button below to visit our Virtual Seminar Library for access to all recordings.

Please email Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org for feedback, questions or to suggest content for our virtual programs.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS
COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING/CHILD EXPLOITATION


  • Montana AG Fox announced that in the first six months of 2020, the state’s cyber tips related to internet crimes against children rose by nearly 70% compared to the same period last year.

  • Illinois AG Raoul announced that a Lake County man was charged with possessing child pornography as part of the Attorney General’s ongoing efforts to apprehend the most active offenders who download and trade child pornography online.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Texas AG Paxton, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, informed the public about several fraudulent schemes involving masks, personal protection equipment (PPE), and other COVID-19 related equipment

  • Arizona AG Brnovich announced that his administration has now secured well over $100 million in restitution for Arizona consumers since he took office in 2015, which exceeds the total restitution awards secured by the AG’s Office from 2000-2014 combined.

  • Wisconsin AG Kaul and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), today announced a recovery of $856,609.39 to the Wisconsin Medicaid program after three providers failed to comply with basic program requirements regarding the prescription and dispensing of blood clotting medicine.

MEDICAID FRAUD

  • North Carolina AG Stein announced a $49 million multistate settlement and an agreement in principle with biotechnology company Progenity Inc., to resolve allegations that the company fraudulently billed federal health care programs for prenatal tests and provided kickbacks to physicians to encourage them to order Progenity tests for their patients. 


WORKER PROTECTION

  • Massachusetts AG Healey announced that a Northborough utility service provider will pay $186,610 in restitution and penalties for failing to pay overtime to 55 employees in violation of Massachusetts wage and hour laws.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech announced the start of a global (except for China) Phase 2/3 safety and efficacy clinical study to evaluate a single nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) candidate from their BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program against SARS-CoV-2.

COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • The National Beer Wholesalers Association and National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee Co-Chair Sean Reyes (R-UT) and committee member Maura Healey (D-MA) announced a new initiative to help combat human trafficking in the US. Working alongside the attorneys general, NBWA will offer awareness training to the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees in the U.S. to help them recognize and report signs of human trafficking.  

CONSUMER FINANCE


COMBATTING ILLEGAL GAMBLING

  • American Gaming Association continued their ongoing illegal gambling initiative by educating not just consumers but media outlets about the importance of not further confusing or legitimizing illegal sites. State Gaming Map.
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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