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Press Releases and Articles

February 24, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced that U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Tim Downing will join his office as the Associate Attorney General of Oklahoma following his resignation from federal office.

Like its federal counterpart, the Associate Attorney General of Oklahoma advises and assists the Attorney General and his senior leadership in formulating and implementing the office’s policies and programs pertaining to a broad range of civil, criminal, law enforcement, and public safety matters, and oversees key components in the office. 

February 15, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today is reminding Oklahomans looking to do business in the state that the price gouging statute is in effect statewide with the ongoing state of emergency due to the winter weather that continues to impact the state.

The Emergency Price Stabilization Act, also referred to the state price gouging statute, prohibits an increase of more than 10% for the price of goods or services after a declared emergency. The statute automatically triggers after the issuance of a state or federal emergency declaration.

February 11, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – In a letter urging the president to allow workers to resume construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Attorney General Mike Hunter today outlined why the project is good for Americans, for the environment and for health and human safety.

The letter outlines the attorney general’s background in the industry, working first, on the blue-collar level as a roustabout in college, and eventually as attorney general where he protects the state’s economic activities from federal intrusion and bureaucracy.

February 4, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state of Oklahoma will receive $8.9 million as part of a 47-state, $573 million settlement with consulting firm McKinsey & Company for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.

January 26, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a petition in district court, requesting over $1.8 million he says a company owes back to the state for not delivering four orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) the Oklahoma Department of Health placed in March.

January 20, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Seminole Nation Chief Greg Chilcoat clarified the Seminole Nation’s authority on taxation of nonmember oil and gas producers within Seminole County.

January 20, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Seminole Nation Chief Greg Chilcoat clarified the Seminole Nation’s authority on taxation of nonmember oil and gas producers within Seminole County.

January 15, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and OSU Center for Health Sciences Dr. Jason Beaman today praised the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for removing federal barriers that hindered health care professionals treating opioid addiction.

The new guidelines expand access to medication-assisted treatment by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment.

January 14, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed first-degree murder and drug distribution charges on an alleged drug dealer and is continuing an investigation into the supply chain.

According to court documents, Jerry Leflore, 32, is accused of selling fake Oxycodone pills that contained Fentanyl to two individuals, one who died shortly after leaving his apartment.

A medical examiner determined the 30-year-old female died as a result of mixed drug toxicity with Fentanyl being a contributing factor.

January 12, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to federal regulators asking for an update in its fight against opioid abuse, after Congress granted the agency expanded authorities in 2018.

The letter asks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide a progress report by next month on what actions the agency has taken to combat the opioid epidemic and what actions are proposed for the future. The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general.

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