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Press Releases and Articles

February 7, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced his office successfully defended two longstanding state laws from challenges led by a New York City-based abortion advocacy group.

Oklahoma County District Judge Natalie Mai declined to put on hold a 1978 Oklahoma law allowing only physicians to perform abortions and a 2012 requirement that physicians must perform abortions in person, rather than by telemedicine. Both laws were passed on an overwhelming and bipartisan basis, and had never before been challenged.

January 24, 2020

Rule replaces Obama-era WOTUS Rule 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) replaced the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule with the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule.

January 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Mike Hunter was elected by his peers to serve as the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) chairman for the Midwest Region during the organization’s recent Capital Forum.

The leadership role allows the attorney general to host a regional meeting in Oklahoma City, or another location within the region, on the topic of his choice. He will announce his chairman’s initiative at a later date.

He was one of four attorneys general elected to lead their respective region.

January 16, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing today announced a federal grand jury has indicted three individuals after an investigation uncovered allegations of a scheme involving home title fraud.

Laura Johnson, 44, Thomas Johnson, Sr., 51, and Cheryl Ashley, 69, all of Oklahoma City, have been indicted for conspiracy, fraud, identity theft and other related crimes. The trio is accused of using falsified documents to obtain titles on at least 12 homes without the owners’ knowledge.

January 13, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced he has filed a lawsuit against the McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corporation, three leading distributors of opioid pain medication, for their alleged role in the ongoing opioid crisis.

The lawsuit, filed in Cleveland County District Court, explains how the companies failed to alert state and federal authorities of suspiciously large orders of the highly addictive medications they shipped into the state during the opioid epidemic.

January 10, 2020

 $8.75 million settlement will go to abate the epidemic

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state has reached an out-of-court settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals totaling $8.75 million for the company’s alleged role in the state’s opioid crisis.

January 7, 2020

Couple allegedly bilked over $313,000 from victims

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a 10-count felony indictment on a husband and wife duo accused of home repair fraud and embezzlement, where they took more than $313,000 from 10 victims.

In numerous cases, Bobby and Crystal Smith, who owned Ultimate Roofing and Construction, are alleged to have requested money from victims up front for projects they either never started or began but did not complete.

December 20, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today 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.

The legislation is expected to be signed by the president.

December 11, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today 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.

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