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Attorney General Josh Shapiro

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

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BREAKINGMy office has secured a $141 million settlement with Intuit, makers of TurboTax. Intuit aggressively marketed a ...
05/04/2022
AG Shapiro Holds Intuit Accountable For Misleading Taxpayers, Secures $141 Million Settlement

BREAKING

My office has secured a $141 million settlement with Intuit, makers of TurboTax. Intuit aggressively marketed a TurboTax Free Edition that in reality was hardly ever free.

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his office has secured a settlement with Intuit Inc., makers of TurboTax. The settlement is part of a multistate settlement and follows a multistate investigation which found that Intuit, through aggressive and deceptive marketing, tr...

The fight doesn’t end with this potential SCOTUS decision. The extreme politicians who have been chipping away at reprod...
05/04/2022

The fight doesn’t end with this potential SCOTUS decision. The extreme politicians who have been chipping away at reproductive rights won’t stop.

And I promise you, I won’t either.

The fight doesn’t end with this potential SCOTUS decision. The extreme politicians who have been chipping away at reprod...
05/04/2022

The fight doesn’t end with this potential SCOTUS decision. The extreme politicians who have been chipping away at reproductive rights won’t stop.

And I promise you, I won’t either.

The people who should be involved in these decisions are: WomenTheir DoctorsEnd of list.
05/03/2022

The people who should be involved in these decisions are:

Women
Their Doctors

End of list.

Access to reproductive healthcare, and abortion, is a right. As long as I’m serving the good people of Pennsylvania, I’l...
05/03/2022

Access to reproductive healthcare, and abortion, is a right. As long as I’m serving the good people of Pennsylvania, I’ll work hard to protect that right.

Women must have control over their own bodies. The stakes couldn’t be higher and we can’t rely on the courts to preserve...
05/03/2022
Exclusive: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Women must have control over their own bodies. The stakes couldn’t be higher and we can’t rely on the courts to preserve this right. I’ll continue to fight every day to stand up for Pennsylvania women and their right to choose.

"We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.

CONSUMER ALERTBest Buy is recalling 772,000 Insignia Air Fryers sold at Best Buy stores, their website, as well as on eB...
05/02/2022
Best Buy Recalls Insignia™ Air Fryers and Air Fryer Ovens Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

CONSUMER ALERT

Best Buy is recalling 772,000 Insignia Air Fryers sold at Best Buy stores, their website, as well as on eBay and Google. If you purchased an Insignia Air Fryer from Nov 2018 to Feb 2020, check to see if you qualify.

Best Buy has received reports of these products starting fires, burning or melting. Anyone in possession of one of these fryers should stop using it immediately and return it to Best Buy for a refund.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and air fryer ovens and register online at www.insigniaairfryerrecall.expertinquiry.comor call Best Buy at 800-566-7498 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange a return through a pre-paid shipping box and label and ret...

BREAKINGToday a Luzerne County constable was charged for straw purchasing 22 firearms for a convicted felon. Court offic...
04/28/2022
Luzerne County Constable Charged for Buying 22 Guns for Convicted Felon

BREAKING

Today a Luzerne County constable was charged for straw purchasing 22 firearms for a convicted felon.

Court officers hold positions of public trust — and we believe this defendant violated that public trust.

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that a Luzerne County constable was charged for straw purchasing more than 22 firearms for a convicted felon.

BREAKINGI’m leading a coalition of AGs to call on the US Department of Education to cancel the federal student loan debt...
04/28/2022
AG Shapiro Leads Coalition Seeking Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

BREAKING

I’m leading a coalition of AGs to call on the US Department of Education to cancel the federal student loan debt of thousands of PA students who attended the for-profit Brightwood Career Institute.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of six attorneys general to call on the U.S. Department of Education to cancel the federal student loan debt of thousands of Pennsylvania students who attended the for-profit Brightwood Career Institute locations across the Commonwealth.

BREAKINGI’ve filed suit against the US Postal Service challenging its flawed environmental analysis for its Next Generat...
04/28/2022
AG Shapiro Files Suit Against USPS, Argues Vehicle Acquisition Plan Fails to Comply with Environmental Standards

BREAKING

I’ve filed suit against the US Postal Service challenging its flawed environmental analysis for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Acquisition program.

USPS is working to replace the largest civilian fleet in the world. The scope of this is massive and will undeniably have a lasting impact on our environment.

Which makes the fact that the process was hastily and sloppily done all the worse.

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that his office has filed suit against the U.S. Postal Service, challenging its flawed environmental analysis for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Acquisition program. The suit alleges that the Postal Service’s plans to replace 90% o...

BREAKINGI’ve filed a motion to revoke the bail of Somerset DA Jeffrey Thomas in light of new charges in two separate inc...
04/28/2022
AG Shapiro Files Motion To Revoke Bail As New Charges Are Filed Against Somerset DA Jeffrey Thomas

BREAKING

I’ve filed a motion to revoke the bail of Somerset DA Jeffrey Thomas in light of new charges in two separate incidents, both filed this week.

HARRISBURG–Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a motion to revoke the bail of Jeffrey Thomas in light of new charges in two separate incidents, both filed this week. Thomas has been charged with harassment and reckless driving by the Windber Police Department. He was also charged in a domestic vio...

Yesterday Columbia County became the 15th county to join our LETI program. LETI is an effort that includes *all law enfo...
04/26/2022

Yesterday Columbia County became the 15th county to join our LETI program.

LETI is an effort that includes *all law enforcement.* Sheriff departments, probation and parole — can all now be a connection for individuals seeking treatment without arrest.

BREAKINGI’m announcing charges against former youth pastor Robert Fenton for regularly assaulting a 14 year old member o...
04/25/2022
AG Shapiro Arrests Former Bradford County Youth Pastor For Repeated Sexual Assault Of 14-Year-Old Girl

BREAKING

I’m announcing charges against former youth pastor Robert Fenton for regularly assaulting a 14 year old member of his religious community.

I want survivors to know — we believe you. And we will not let predators get away with the sexual assault of children.

TOWANDA-Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the charges against former youth pastor Robert Fenton for regularly assaulting a 14-year-old member of his religious community from 1996 to 1998.

04/25/2022
AG Shapiro Announces Expansion of Treatment Program in Columbia County

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announces the expansion of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) in Columbia County. The LETI program is a collaborative law enforcement program that allows Pennsylvanians seeking treatment for addiction to use their local law enforcement, including sheriffs, probation officers, and parole officers as a resource to contact participating treatment partners without the threat of arrest.

Glad Biden admin has announced nominations for US Attorneys to serve as our federal law enforcement partners in the Midd...
04/22/2022
Biden announces five new nominees for US attorneys | CNN Politics

Glad Biden admin has announced nominations for US Attorneys to serve as our federal law enforcement partners in the Middle & Eastern Districts of PA. Look forward to continuing my office's deep collaboration with US Attorney Romero and US Attorney Karam.

President Joe Biden on Friday announced five new nominees for US attorney positions in Illinois, Idaho, Pennsylvania and California, along with three more nominees to serve as US Marshals.

Happy Earth Day!I say this all the time -- Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water. And a...
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day!

I say this all the time -- Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water. And as your AG, I will always stand up to defend that right.

To combat the opioid epidemic we need a holistic approach — one that targets drug traffickers peddling poison throughout...
04/21/2022
Analysis | President Biden will stress reducing harm in his plan for the drug epidemic

To combat the opioid epidemic we need a holistic approach — one that targets drug traffickers peddling poison throughout our Commonwealth while also getting individual Pennsylvanians the help they need.

Glad to see the White House adopting similar strategies. It’s the only way we win.

The plan calls for more naloxone, test strips and syringe exchange programs.

Thanks to the hard work of agents in my office and our law enforcement partners, this shooter is now off the streets.Gra...
04/21/2022
DA: Pennsylvania man fatally shot teen boy in park, confessed the murder to others

Thanks to the hard work of agents in my office and our law enforcement partners, this shooter is now off the streets.

Grateful to DA Stollsteimer's commitment to law enforcement collaboration and our partnership with the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Prosecutors say a Delaware County man accused of fatally shooting a teenage boy at a park confessed to the murder, telling a witness that he was "carrying a burden."

BREAKINGToday my office reached a settlement with Angelina’s Towing and Recovery, Siani’s Towing and Recovery, and Aubry...
04/20/2022
AG Shapiro Takes On Predatory Towing Companies, Secures Money for Consumers Across Pennsylvania

BREAKING

Today my office reached a settlement with Angelina’s Towing and Recovery, Siani’s Towing and Recovery, and Aubry’s Towing— part of a larger effort to crack down on towing companies taking advantage of Pennsylvania consumers.

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that his office has reached a settlement with Michael Caban of Angelina’s Towing and Recovery LLC and Siani’s Towing and Recovery LLC, Ricardo Caban of Aubry’s Towing LLC, and Miguel Caban and Miguel Caban, Jr. The settlement is part...

We’re seeing fentanyl replace heroin as the dominant opioid in PA because of its low cost – as little as 79 cents a dose...
04/19/2022

We’re seeing fentanyl replace heroin as the dominant opioid in PA because of its low cost – as little as 79 cents a dose.

My office, along with our strong law enforcement partners like Schuylkill County DA Mike O’Pake, will continue to hold those accountable who profit from drug trafficking.

BREAKINGMy office has arrested 5 individuals for their roles in the distribution and trafficking of fentanyl and meth in...
04/19/2022
AG Shapiro Charges Five With Operating Drug Trafficking Ring In Schuylkill County

BREAKING

My office has arrested 5 individuals for their roles in the distribution and trafficking of fentanyl and meth in Schuylkill Co and the surrounding region.

We will not sit idly by when dealers traffic poison across PA.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of five individuals for their roles in the distribution and trafficking of fentanyl and methamphetamine in Schuylkill County and the surrounding region.

04/17/2022

My office has offered assistance to the local law enforcement in Pittsburgh investigating this morning’s mass shooting.

This senseless violence must end. My heart goes out to those injured and the multiple families impacted by this tragedy.

BREAKINGMy office announced a settlement today with a waste removal company — this settlement corrects business practice...
04/14/2022
AG Shapiro Announces Waste Removal Company Will Pay Restitution To Eligible Consumers Wrongfully Charged For Container Removal Fees

BREAKING

My office announced a settlement today with a waste removal company — this settlement corrects business practices that wasted consumers’ money and violated PA laws.

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a settlement today in the form of an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with a waste removal company that allegedly illegally charged and collected container removal fees from some of its customers.

04/14/2022

CONSUMER ALERT

Ford has recalled thousands of 2020-2022 Ford Escapes and 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sports with the 1.5 liter engines due to an issue that can cause an oil fire. See if your car qualifies and, if it does, take it to the dealer immediately.

UPDATEKeith Johnson and Jessica Fletcher of Yardley, previously charged for the theft and burglary of 250+ motor vehicle...
04/12/2022
CASE UPDATE: Serial Car Burglars Responsible for 250+ PA Break-Ins Plead Guilty in Bucks County

UPDATE

Keith Johnson and Jessica Fletcher of Yardley, previously charged for the theft and burglary of 250+ motor vehicles in PA, pleaded guilty today.

They stole from hundreds of victims. And now they’re being held accountable for their crimes.

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Yardley, Pa. couple, Keith Johnson and Jessica Fletcher, previously charged for the theft and burglary of more than 250 motor vehicles in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in Bucks County.

How easy is it to assemble an 80% receiver? See for yourself:
04/11/2022
80% Receivers | Attorney General Josh Shapiro

How easy is it to assemble an 80% receiver? See for yourself:

A “Ghost Gun” is any homemade, untraceable firearm.The idea that anyone can *make* a gun might be confusing to you — but thanks to 80% Receiver kits, it’s ac...

04/11/2022
Ghost Guns | Attorney General Josh Shapiro

I’ve long sounded the alarm that ghost guns are quickly becoming the weapon of choice for criminals.

I’ve called on the Biden Admin to take action and today those calls were answered.

BREAKINGThe Biden Administration just announced important regulations that will keep ghost guns out of the hands of viol...
04/11/2022
Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule

BREAKING

The Biden Administration just announced important regulations that will keep ghost guns out of the hands of violent criminals.

I’ve been sounding the alarm on this issue for years.

My office has been working overtime, partnering with local and federal law enforcement, to target gun traffickers and get these guns off our streets.

I commend the Administration’s action in addressing this issue. While they alone won’t stop the violence in our communities, this is a crucial step to helping us shutdown the legal loopholes that make it easy for criminals to carry these dangerous, untraceable firearms.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating an Obama-era U.S. attorney to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as his administration unveils its formal rule to rein in ghost guns, the privately made firearms without serial numbers that are increasingly cropping up i...

04/11/2022

How are criminals getting guns so easily?

In PA a violent, convicted felon can buy an 80% receiver, assemble it, and have an untraceable, fully functional firearm on the street in under an hour.

All without a background check.

04/11/2022

For a long time ghost guns have been too easy to get.

This loophole has cost our nation and our Commonwealth countless lives. It has to end.

04/08/2022

Today we wrap up #CareerWeek2022 and I just want to thank all our mentors, presenters, and panelists who joined us this year to help give School District of Philadelphia students a reason to work hard and dream bigger.

Hope to see you all next year!

Tori from Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center says she “stumbled” into the world of hospitality. And that’...
04/08/2022

Tori from Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center says she “stumbled” into the world of hospitality. And that’s a big reason why we do Career Week. The more opportunities we give students to learn about, or stumble into, career paths early, the more opportunities we give them to succeed.

The National Association of School Psychologists recommends one school psychologist for every 500 students. In PA, that ...
04/07/2022
‘Safe2Say Something PA’ stepping up resources for mental health

The National Association of School Psychologists recommends one school psychologist for every 500 students. In PA, that number is about one for eery 1,078 students.

We need to close that gap.

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Wednesday, Attorney General (A.G.) Josh Shapiro released a special report on student mental health. Data collected from the ‘Safe2Say Something PA’ program…

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