Attorney General's Weekly Briefing
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July 18, 2014
This week my office and the Federal Trade Commission filed lawsuits against multiple business directory companies for scams that allegedly charge consumers for business directory or advertising services they did not ... [Read Briefing]
July 11, 2014
This week, I announced four appointments to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. This council was created through legislation passed and signed into law earlier this year to further combat human trafficking in ... [Read Briefing]
July 3, 2014
My Office of Statewide Prosecution today filed charges against a Lee County man for one count of human trafficking. Shawn Anthony Lewis, 35, is currently incarcerated due to a conviction in a statewide prostitution ... [Read Briefing]
June 27, 2014
On behalf of all of the attorneys general in the country, yesterday I provided a prescription drug abuse presentation to the Prescription Drug Abuse Working Group of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ... [Read Briefing]
June 20, 2014
This week, we announced a $550 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. This settlement is a ... [Read Briefing]
June 13, 2014
We appreciate our strong partnerships with law enforcement agencies. Just this week, my Office of Statewide Prosecution filed charges against Brian George Jenkins, 56, for bait-and-switch thefts in Brevard, Broward, Lee ... [Read Briefing]
June 6, 2014
The Office of Statewide Prosecution works closely with law enforcement officers during the course of multi-circuit criminal investigations. Just this week, the Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Florida Department of ... [Read Briefing]
May 30, 2014
As many of you know, Florida was once notoriously considered the “Pill Mill Capital of the Nation.” We have worked diligently over the past three years to reverse the upward trend of prescription drug related deaths, ... [Read Briefing]
May 23, 2014
This week my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested a dentist on two charges of Medicaid Provider fraud. According to our investigation, Dr. Miranda Smith billed Medicaid more than $140,000 for dental services which were ... [Read Briefing]
May 16, 2014
Combating human trafficking is one of my top priorities. As many of you may have heard by now, Florida ranked third in the country in the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline. My office has worked ... [Read Briefing]
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