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AG Racine Announces Vikram Swaruup to Serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Vikram Swaruup will serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), effective December 18.  

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AG Racine Opening Statement About His Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon for Senate Finance Subcommittee Hearing

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today will testify at a hearing in the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. Below is his opening statement for the hearing, as prepared for delivery. 

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AG Racine Files Brief Supporting Effort to Hold Facebook Accountable For Falsely Claiming to Remove Hate Speech From Its Platform

Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed a brief urging the Superior Court of the District of Columbia not to grant technology platforms sweeping immunity from local consumer protection law, and to allow a private lawsuit challenging Facebook’s deceptive claims about its content moderation…

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AG Racine & AG James Lead a Coalition of 17 Attorneys General Opposing Florida's Restrictive Voting Law

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and New York Attorney General Letitia James co-led a group of 17 attorneys general in a friend-of-the court brief in three cases opposing Florida’s discriminatory law that would make it more difficult for millions of Floridians—especially the…

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AG Racine Announces New Focus on Advocating for the Public Interest in Zoning and Development Cases

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is taking on a new role of advocating for affordable housing, racial equity, and environmental justice in the zoning, land use, and related development processes. Previously, OAG was solely required to…

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AG Racine Announces Over $2 Million Settlement with Predatory Online Lender Will Compensate Thousands of District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that predatory online lender, Opportunity Financial, LLC (OppFi), will pay $1.5 million to refund over 4,000 District consumers who were charged exploitive interest rates by the company, waive over $640,000 in interest owed by those consumers, and…

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AG Racine Announces Expansion of Cure the Streets Violence Reduction Program to Four New Neighborhoods

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Cure the Streets violence reduction program will expand with four newly-selected program sites in Wards 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is now accepting applications from community-based organizations interested…

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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 17 AGs Urging Supreme Court Not to Restrict Resentencing Under First Step Act

Attorney General Karl A. Racine led a coalition of 17 attorneys general urging the Supreme Court not to restrict the resentencing relief that individuals serving harsh sentences can seek under the First Step Act, landmark criminal justice reform legislation passed by Congress in 2018.  

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AG Racine Announces Chief Deputy AG Jason Downs' Departure from OAG

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Chief Deputy Attorney General Jason Downs will soon depart the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to co-lead a national law firm’s state attorneys general practice group.

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AG Racine Announces Successful Resolution of Two Environmental Enforcement Actions & Files New Lawsuit Against Local Polluter

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) successfully resolved two environmental enforcement actions—winning a judgment in a water pollution lawsuit and reaching a settlement in a lead paint investigation—and filed a new lawsuit against a…