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Honoring Juneteenth

Today marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day that slavery ended in the United States.

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AG Racine Celebrates Win in Affordable Care Act Case Before Supreme Court

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision to reject a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which remains the law of the land and will continue to provide affordable health coverage for millions of Americans. 

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On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, AG Racine Announces Settlement of Investigation Into Allegations That Car Dealership Financially Exploited 86-Year-Old

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced the positive resolution of an investigation—stemming from a report by a community member—into allegations that a Maryland car dealership financially exploited an 86-year-old District resident. He also encouraged…

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AGs Racine & Tong Lead Supreme Court Brief Supporting CDC Eviction Ban To Protect Public Health During Pandemic

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong led a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that prohibits evictions during…

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AG Racine Sues Failed Nonprofit Related to U.S. Pavilion at World's Fair for Improperly Paying Founders More Than $360K in Charitable Funds

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against a failed nonprofit that was founded to raise funds for the U.S. pavilion at the 2020 World’s Fair Exposition in Dubai and two of its founders, alleging that the founders improperly paid themselves more than $360,000.

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CONSUMER ALERT: More DC Residents Now Eligible for Discounts on Utility Bills

To give residents a chance to get back on their feet—and to help prevent utility shut-offs after the end of the official public health emergency—the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) advocated for the expansion of utility assistance programs to more District residents.

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AG Racine Announces Area Dentist Pleads Guilty To Failing To Pay DC Taxes

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced that a District resident and dentist failed to pay his District income taxes for four years and pled guilty to one count of Failure to Make a Return for tax year 2014. He will now pay nearly $286,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest to make…

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AG Racine Sues Officer of Two Nonprofits for Abusing His Authority for Decades & Diverting Charitable Funds for Personal Benefit

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced he filed a complaint against two District nonprofit entities and a long-standing officer and director of those entities for disregarding the nonprofits’ governing requirements and diverting nonprofit funds for the officer’s personal benefit,…

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AG Racine Statement on Conclusion of Three-Decade Long Court Oversight of District's Child & Family Services Agency

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued the following statement after the United States District Court for the District of Columbia announced the end of the three-decade long LaShawn A. v. Bowser case, a class action lawsuit filed by children who were in foster care or known to the…

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