Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Attorney General Josh Shapiro The Pennsylvania Attorney General, the Commonwealth's top law enforcement official.

Addiction is a disease, not a crime.
05/03/2021
Rehab vs. jail: Saves money and lives

Addiction is a disease, not a crime.

AG Shapiro announces more counties participating in law enforcement program that promotes treatment over jail time

BREAKINGToday my Office arrested 5 PA residents for their role in mass distribution and trafficking of heroin and fentan...
04/30/2021
AG Shapiro Charges Five With Operating Fentanyl Ring From Philadelphia To Butler County

BREAKING

Today my Office arrested 5 PA residents for their role in mass distribution and trafficking of heroin and fentanyl.

11 Pennsylvanians die from opioids every day. We will not sit idly by as dealers try to profit from devastating our communities.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of five Pennsylvania residents for their role in the mass distribution and trafficking of heroin and fentanyl from Philadelphia to Butler County. This drug operation transported an estimated kilo of heroin/fentanyl for resale in B...

These agreements harm workers and the public. They depress wages and stifle new business.Proud to have submitted a brief...
04/29/2021
‘No-hire’ deal that barred workers from switching employers is an unenforceable restraint of free trade, Pa. Supreme Court says

These agreements harm workers and the public. They depress wages and stifle new business.

Proud to have submitted a brief in support of workers' rights in this case. And I’ll continue to fight for their right to access new opportunities and better wages.

The court battle erupted when one of the two logistics firms that were party to the no-hire agreement hired four of the other firm's employees.

We're nearing the end of Career Week! Tristan, one of our volunteers from Naval Sea Systems Command, really hit at why w...
04/29/2021

We're nearing the end of Career Week! Tristan, one of our volunteers from Naval Sea Systems Command, really hit at why we do this when he said "I never met anyone in my career growing up."

During Career Week, students get to know about all different kinds of job opportunities. And get excited about what the future may hold.

We're nearing the end of Career Week! Tristan, one of our volunteers from Naval Sea Systems Command, really hit at why we do this when he said "I never met anyone in my career growing up."

During Career Week, students get to know about all different kinds of job opportunities. And get excited about what the future may hold.

BREAKINGToday Gregory Smith was arrested for the murder of Dominic Billa at the Philadelphia Mills Mall on March 29th.To...
04/29/2021
AG Shapiro Announces Arrest in Philadelphia Mills Mall Murder

BREAKING

Today Gregory Smith was arrested for the murder of Dominic Billa at the Philadelphia Mills Mall on March 29th.

Today we took a murderer off the streets. But we also mourn the loss of a young life in an act of senseless violence.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a man for the murder of Dominic Billa, 21, at the Philadelphia Mills Mall on March 29, 2021. The man, Gregory Smith of Philadelphia, allegedly shot Billa after a fight inside the mall food court.

I fought the Trump Administration when they refused to enforce these regulations. And then again when they tried to gut ...
04/28/2021
Senate Reinstates Obama-Era Controls on Climate-Warming Methane

I fought the Trump Administration when they refused to enforce these regulations. And then again when they tried to gut them.

This is goods news out of the Senate today. Oil and gas companies can't police themselves.

Senate Democrats on Wednesday deployed a once-obscure law to resurrect Obama-era regulations on methane that the Trump administration had wiped away.

OAG Career Week continues today with presentations from professionals like Lyric Hamilton and Yvonne Stephenson of Comca...
04/28/2021

OAG Career Week continues today with presentations from professionals like Lyric Hamilton and Yvonne Stephenson of Comcast Spector and Philadelphia Flyers.

Part of why we do Career Week is to make connections and help students find mentors with common ground. For example -- o...
04/27/2021

Part of why we do Career Week is to make connections and help students find mentors with common ground. For example -- our volunteer Joel from GSK and I have the same hometown.

Part of why we do Career Week is to make connections and help students find mentors with common ground. For example -- our volunteer Joel from GSK and I have the same hometown.

To get to know the professionals working with our School District of Philadelphia students this Career Week — we sent ar...
04/27/2021

To get to know the professionals working with our School District of Philadelphia students this Career Week — we sent around a little questionnaire. I’ll post my answers first (fair is fair). And over the next few days we’ll share the other responses we’ve had.

Thank you to all our volunteers!

To get to know the professionals working with our School District of Philadelphia students this Career Week — we sent around a little questionnaire. I’ll post my answers first (fair is fair). And over the next few days we’ll share the other responses we’ve had.

Thank you to all our volunteers!

04/27/2021

Today my office kicked off our 2nd annual Career Week!

We’re connecting students from School District of Philadelphia with professionals across Philadelphia, who work in all kinds of fields — from law and healthcare, to journalism and pro sports.

Students deserve access to mentorship and career learning opportunities.

It’s been hard for them, spending the past year zooming into classrooms.

But with Career Week we can help them start to make connections and get excited. Because I really believe the future is bright.

BREAKINGToday Scott Good, a Centre Co contractor, received a prison sentence and was ordered to pay more than $64K in re...
04/26/2021
State College Contractor Receives Prison Sentence For Stealing From Workers

BREAKING

Today Scott Good, a Centre Co contractor, received a prison sentence and was ordered to pay more than $64K in restitution for stealing employees’ wages for five years.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Scott Good, a Centre County contractor, has been sentenced to an aggregate of four months to two years minus four days in prison, followed by three years probation, and to pay a fine and 200 hours of community service. Good was also ord...

04/26/2021

I've seen the unprofessional conduct by Vandergrift PA Officer William Moore, who cast aside the respect law enforcement must have for the people we serve when he harassed a man having lunch at a diner.

While a local investigation is pending, given Moore’s prior assault and substance abuse issues, it’s clear to me he should not be trusted to uphold the responsibilities of being a police officer.

We are losing too many lives to gun violence. Thanks to Governor Tom Wolf, my fellow elected officials, and law enforcem...
04/23/2021

We are losing too many lives to gun violence. Thanks to Governor Tom Wolf, my fellow elected officials, and law enforcement for an honest conversation today on what more can be done and how we can move forward to stop the violence.

We are losing too many lives to gun violence. Thanks to Governor Tom Wolf, my fellow elected officials, and law enforcement for an honest conversation today on what more can be done and how we can move forward to stop the violence.

Today I met with community leaders and elected officials in Philadelphia to update them on what my office is doing to co...
04/23/2021

Today I met with community leaders and elected officials in Philadelphia to update them on what my office is doing to combat gun violence. We’re using every resource available to us to keep our communities safe.

Today I met with community leaders and elected officials in Philadelphia to update them on what my office is doing to combat gun violence. We’re using every resource available to us to keep our communities safe.

Students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary in Philadelphia are lucky to have Aliya Catanch-Bradley as their principal. A...
04/22/2021
This Philly principal is spending Earth Day planting trees for George Floyd

Students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary in Philadelphia are lucky to have Aliya Catanch-Bradley as their principal. A great way to give back to the earth and the community in North Philadelphia. #HereAreTheHelpers

Aliya Catanch-Bradley responded to the murder of George Floyd by greening her school, where a quarter of the students struggle with respiratory illness.

04/22/2021

I’m doing a very special Earth Day edition of Here are the Helpers — featuring people in the community bettering the lives of others through environmental action.

Share people and organizations giving back in your neighborhood this Earth Day in the comments.

Happy Earth Day!Know that my office will ensure your voice is heard, and your constitutional right to clean air and pure...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day!

Know that my office will ensure your voice is heard, and your constitutional right to clean air and pure water is protected.

So that our environment and our heritage is secure for future generations of Pennsylvanians.

Happy Earth Day!

Know that my office will ensure your voice is heard, and your constitutional right to clean air and pure water is protected.

So that our environment and our heritage is secure for future generations of Pennsylvanians.

Two years ago, we heard the voices of brave survivors across the Commonwealth who suffered abuse at the hands of priests...
04/21/2021
Lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue

Two years ago, we heard the voices of brave survivors across the Commonwealth who suffered abuse at the hands of priests within the Catholic Church.

Today’s vote brings these brave survivors the closest they have been to having their day in court.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the first time, prominent Republican state senators on Wednesday put their support behind legislation in Pennsylvania to change the law to allow now-adult victims of child sexual abuse to sue the perpetrators or institutions that did not prevent it when it happened years...

04/20/2021

Today’s conviction is one step of accountability on a long road toward justice. The failures of our system haunt our country’s history, from Dred Scott to Rodney King to Trayvon Martin, but we can write a new chapter.

The mandate of equal justice under the law must be fulfilled each day and in each case. Let us resolve to continue our collective efforts to combat structural racism in all its forms and in all institutions so that we may achieve real and lasting justice.

My heart is with all Americans experiencing pain and trauma tonight and with the Floyd family, who will spend their lives missing George Floyd — their dad, their brother, and their friend.

Statute of limitations reform is too important to wait.It’s the only way victims are going to get the justice they deser...
04/19/2021

Statute of limitations reform is too important to wait.

It’s the only way victims are going to get the justice they deserve. It’s the only way victims can start to move on with their lives. And it’s the only way we can be sure that their voices are heard.

We can all agree — despite ideologies, between parties, in our Black and brown communities, and across law enforcement —...
04/19/2021
'Ghost gun' regulations a step in the right direction

We can all agree — despite ideologies, between parties, in our Black and brown communities, and across law enforcement — that prohibited criminal purchasers should not be allowed to buy and build a DIY gun.

New rules will be out in May to help ensure that DIY (ghost) guns are subject to the same background checks and regulations of other firearms.

As Pennsylvania recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget the ongoing opioid epidemic that takes the lives o...
04/16/2021

As Pennsylvania recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget the ongoing opioid epidemic that takes the lives of eleven Pennsylvanians every day. This week, Berks, Delaware, and Fayette Counties joined my office's treatment initiative -- LETI.

BREAKINGToday DA Krasner and I are announcing the results of search and arrest warrants for 15 individuals believed to b...
04/15/2021
AG Shapiro, DA Krasner Announce 9 Arrests By Gun Violence Task Force In Connection With 18 Philadelphia Shootings

BREAKING

Today DA Krasner and I are announcing the results of search and arrest warrants for 15 individuals believed to be 31st Street Gang members. This follows an investigation into 18 shootings in Philadelphia dating back to 2016.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro and District Attorney Larry Krasner today announced the results of search and arrest warrants for 15 individuals believed to be 31st Street Gang members after an investigation into 18 shootings in Philadelphia dating back to 2016. As a result of the search ...

I filed suit against Navient for using deceptive practices against borrowers. Practices that added $4 billion in extra i...
04/15/2021
Elizabeth Warren says the government should fire student loan servicer Navient, which should fire its CEO

I filed suit against Navient for using deceptive practices against borrowers. Practices that added $4 billion in extra interest — causing borrowers’ debts to balloon.

I agree with Senator Warren, the Education Department should dump Navient.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a hearing Wednesday on student debt relief, and she lit into Navient's CEO on investigations of misleading its borrowers.

Today the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PARC) began its 5th year. I’m proud of the work PARC has done over the past 5 ye...
04/14/2021

Today the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PARC) began its 5th year.

I’m proud of the work PARC has done over the past 5 years, of how it’s grown, and I’m excited to continue that work — identifying best practices, improving agency coordination, and reducing barriers to reentry.

Today the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PARC) began its 5th year.

I’m proud of the work PARC has done over the past 5 years, of how it’s grown, and I’m excited to continue that work — identifying best practices, improving agency coordination, and reducing barriers to reentry.

I want to thank HHS for moving quickly on this. Vital that people be able to access full and accurate reproductive healt...
04/14/2021
Biden Administration Moves To Undo Trump Abortion Rules For Title X

I want to thank HHS for moving quickly on this. Vital that people be able to access full and accurate reproductive health care free from the restrictions of the Trump-era rule.

The Trump administration tried to "defund" Planned Parenthood and other groups through changes to the Title X family planning program. The Biden administration is proposing reversing those rules.

LETI focuses on accessibility -- sometimes people suffering don’t know where to turn, or who they can trust.Today, my of...
04/14/2021

LETI focuses on accessibility -- sometimes people suffering don’t know where to turn, or who they can trust.

Today, my office, Fayette County District Attorney Bower, and the police and law enforcement here are saying: turn to us.

LETI focuses on accessibility -- sometimes people suffering don’t know where to turn, or who they can trust.

Today, my office, Fayette County District Attorney Bower, and the police and law enforcement here are saying: turn to us.

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