News & Updates

AG Racine Announces First Enforcement Action to Crack Down on Tax Evasion by Owners of Vacant & Blighted Houses

AG Racine today announced the first enforcement action brought by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) against owners of long-term vacant or blighted homes who made false claims to avoid paying the higher property taxes that the District imposes on empty or blighted properties.

Topics: Tenant Rights
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AG Racine Sues Power Design, John Moriarty & Associates of Virginia, & Multiple Labor Brokers for Cheating Hundreds of Workers Out of Wages & Benefits

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Power Design, Inc., an electrical contractor that has worked on dozens of development projects in the District, for illegally reducing labor costs by cheating hundreds of workers out of wages and benefits—and alleging that…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Claws Back $750K in Misspent Nonprofit Funds From Trump Organization & Presidential Inaugural Committee

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Trump Organization and Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be required to pay $750,000 to the District to resolve allegations that the PIC, the Trump International Hotel, and the Trump Organization illegally misused…

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AG Racine & AG Slatery Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 53 AGs Calling on Congress to Pass Bill Providing First Responders With Additional Benefits

Attorneys General Karl A. Racine (D-DC) and Herbert H. Slatery III (R-TN) today led a bipartisan coalition of 53 attorneys general—nearly unanimous support from attorneys general across the country—urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would support the families of public safety…

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AG Racine Announces Appointment of OAG Lawyers Charmetra Parker and Philip Medley as D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judges

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that Superior Court of the District of Columbia Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring has chosen two Office of Attorney General (OAG) lawyers Charmetra Parker and Philip Medley, to serve as Magistrate Judges on the court.

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AG Racine Opposes Discriminatory & Unequal Treatment of DC Inmates by Federal Bureau of Prisons

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that his office filed an amicus brief opposing unequal and discriminatory treatment of District inmates by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)—which has custody of nearly all DC inmates because the District lacks statehood.

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AG Racine Announces Construction Company Must Pay Over $1 Million to Resolve Workers' Rights Lawsuit, Including to Impacted Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Dynamic Contracting, Inc., a construction company that specializes in drywall installation, will pay $1,075,070 to workers and the District to resolve allegations that it engaged in a scheme that enabled the company to avoid paying workers…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Adds New Defendants to Lawsuit Seeking to Hold January 6 Insurrectionists Accountable

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that he added more defendants, including Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, to his federal lawsuit to hold accountable the groups and individuals responsible for harming the District, our democracy, and particularly the law enforcement officers…

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AG Racine Sends Letter To Senate Judiciary Members Expressing Support for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) urging the members of the Committee on the Judiciary to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court without delay.

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AG Racine Announces New Partnership with the Federal Communications Commission to Protect District Residents from Harmful and Illegal Robocalls

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a federal-local partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate robocalls and to coordinate their efforts to safeguard District residents from these calls. 

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