News & Updates

Attorney General Schwalb Testifies in Opposition to the Utilizing Partnerships and Local Interventions for Truancy and Safety Amendment Act (Titles I-III)

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today testified before the DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public safety regarding Titles I-III of the Utilizing Partnerships and Local Interventions for Truancy and Safety Amendment Act of 2024.

Topics: Public Safety

Attorney General Schwalb Secures Criminal Tax Fraud Conviction Against District Business Owner & $450K+ in Restitution for DC

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Jerri Evans, owner of the Turning Natural juice bar chain, pled guilty in Superior Court to one criminal count of failure to pay sales tax for tax years 2017 through 2020, and must pay the District $452,522.07 in back taxes, penalties, and…

Attorney General Schwalb Leads Coalition Opposing Law That Would Disenfranchise Voters With Disabilities

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb led a coalition of seven attorneys general in filing a brief in League of Women Voters of Ohio v. LaRose opposing an Ohio law that makes it a crime, in most situations, to help others return absentee ballots. The law makes it a felony to return or…

Topics: Other

Attorney General Schwalb Joins Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against Live Nation

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb joined the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and a bipartisan coalition of 30 state Attorneys General in filing an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., which owns Ticketmaster, alleging that the companies have illegally monopolized the live…

Topics: Antitrust

Attorney General Schwalb Introduces Legislation to Reduce Recidivism, Improve Public Safety Outcomes in Juvenile Justice System

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today introduced the Recidivism Reduction, Oversight, and Accountability for DYRS ACT – the “ROAD Act” – to hold the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS) accountable for better public safety outcomes in the juvenile justice…

Topics: Public Safety

Attorney General Schwalb Urges Congress to Vote Against DC Crimes Act

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb, alongside Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, sent a letter to Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, urging them to vote against the DC Crimes Act, which is before the U.S. House of Representatives today for a floor vote…

Topics: Public Safety

Attorney General Schwalb Announces $10.25 Million Settlement With AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Cricket & Tracfone Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a $10.25 million 50-jurisdiction settlement with the nation’s largest wireless carries, AT&T Mobility, LLC (AT&T), Cellco Partnership (doing business as Verizon Wireless), Cricket Wireless, LLC (Cricket), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile),…

Attorney General Schwalb Leads Coalition Urging US Supreme Court to Uphold Principles of Due Process in Death Penalty Case

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today led a coalition of 11 attorneys general urging the US Supreme Court to respect a state attorney general’s unique role in the prosecutorial process, specifically by giving appropriate weight to an AG’s confession of error in a case that led to a capital…

Topics: Other

Protecting the Environment for all Washingtonians

Last week, communities around the world gathered to celebrate Earth Day, and at the Office of the Attorney General, we are committed to using every legal tool available to protect the District’s abundant natural resources, fight for environmental justice, and ensure all Washingtonians have…

Attorney General Schwalb Secures Judgment Against Ward 5 Trash Transfer Facility for Polluting District Waterways

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Rodgers Brothers Custodial Services, Inc. and its president, George Rodgers, Jr., have been ordered to pay $100,000 for repeatedly discharging pollutants—including petroleum and sediment—into DC waterways at its Ward 5 trash transfer and…