Washington, DC – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today congratulated Mark H. Tuohey, III on his selection by Mayor Muriel Bowser to lead the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel (MOLC). The new office was created to manage legal advice to executive-branch agencies in the District government after the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) became independent.

"Mark is a friend and a fantastic attorney, and he will serve the new administration well," Attorney General Racine said. "I look forward to working cooperatively with him as we both go about the task of

Washington, DC – Fourteen Charles (Chuck) F.C. Ruff Fellows, graduates of George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, American University Washington School of Law, and Howard University School of Law, are beginning work at Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG).

The fellows are being funded jointly by the schools and OAG. They were chosen by the schools and the Attorney General’s Office in a competition among top graduates from each school. They will work in

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today wished District residents a happy Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend and asked them not only to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, but also to spend time this weekend examining that legacy and what it means for all Americans – and particularly for District residents.

“Dr. King was not only a pioneer, but also a prophet who called for racial, economic and social justice,” Attorney General Racine said. “He called all Americans to look into their hearts and examine whether our nation was living up to the

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia has joined 12 states in asking a federal court to uphold President Obama’s executive actions on immigration that expand the program for unauthorized immigrants who entered the US as children and have been in the country since the beginning of 2010, DC Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today.

In this case, the State of Texas and a number of other states filed suit urging a federal judge in Texas to block the President’s actions.

Under the President’s orders, which could help as many as 4.4

Washington, DC – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that he had selected two experienced District government professionals to fill key posts for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). James A. Pittman, who will serve as the OAG Legislative Director, most recently directed the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs (OPLA) for the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM). Robert P. Marus, who will serve as the OAG Communications Director, most recently was EOM’s Deputy Director of Communications/Senior Communications Officer.

“James and Rob

DC consumers will be eligible for refunds under a settlement reached with T-Mobile USA, Inc. by the District of Columbia, all 50 states, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission, Interim DC Attorney General Eugene A. Adams announced today. In addition, the District government will receive a $191,042 settlement payment.

The $90 million national settlement resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michelle Suggs (50 years old) of Upper Marlboro, MD, a Central Intelligence Agency employee, was arrested yesterday after being charged in a 17-count Superior Court indictment with perjury, obstruction of justice, felony tax evasion, first degree fraud and various other tax offenses, Interim D.C. Attorney General Eugene A. Adams and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. DeWitt announced today.

The case originated in 2009, after the defendant was dismissed as a juror at the conclusion of a murder trial. The attorneys for the defendants in

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal district court has ruled in favor of the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority, finding  that the method used by the District to fund the exchange is constitutional and consistent with  federal legislation, D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced today.  A lawsuit by the American Council of Life Insurers claimed that the District’s implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) was unconstitutional because the District charged assessments to insurance companies which did not participate in the sale of

WASHINGTON,  D. C. -- A man recently convicted in Maryland of committing fraud against immigrants will be subject to a D.C. Court of Appeals Consent Order that prohibits him from describing himself as a provider of “immigration services” or providing advice on U.S. immigration law, D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced today.  

Ramon Octavio Escarfullet, Sr., agreed to the Consent Order after an investigation by the D.C. Court of Appeals Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law into whether he provided immigrants in D.C. with legal advice on U.S

WASHINGTON, D. C. -- The District of Columbia has obtained a preliminary injunction stopping further payment of fees by Community Academy Public Charter School to a for-profit management company owned by the school's founder, Kent Amos, D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced today.  The preliminary injunction order, issued yesterday by Superior Court Judge Neil E. Kravitz, at the urging of the Office of the Attorney General, prevents any further payments to the for-profit company, but allows the school to seek court approval for limited additional