News & Updates

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, we celebrate what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 93rd birthday.

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Consumer Alert: Surprise Medical Bills Are Now Illegal

New federal protections for consumers against surprise medical bills have gone into effect as of January 1, 2022.

Beware of Offers for COVID-19 Tests from Unauthorized Resellers or Peer-to-Peer Sites

OAG has learned that some individuals are trying to profit from this pandemic by reselling COVID-19 tests on craigslist and other peer-to-peer sites. Consumers should avoid purchasing COVID-19 tests from unauthorized retailers or sellers. 

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CONSUMER ALERT: OAG Files Complaint against “Express Homebuyers” After Company Sends Letters to District Homeowners Falsely Claiming that they Owe Past Due Property Taxes and Must Act Quickly To Prevent Tax Sales

Have you received a letter from Express Homebuyers claiming that you owe past due property taxes and must act quickly to prevent your home from being lost to tax sale or foreclosure? OAG has filed a lawsuit after learning Express Homebuyers sent these letters to District homeowners without any…

Happy Holidays, DC! 

Happy Holidays and please stay safe! 

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Announcing Lawsuit Against January 6 Insurrectionists

On Tuesday, OAG filed the first civil lawsuit brought by a state or municipal government against the January 6 insurrectionists who caused extensive damage to the District, and particularly the brave men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) who risked their lives to defend the…

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Expanding the Cure the Streets Violence Reduction Program

Yesterday, I announced that the Cure the Streets violence reduction program, which we launched in 2018, will expand with four new program sites in Congress Heights, Brightwood Park/Petworth, Sursum Corda/Ivy City, and Historic Anacostia/Fairlawn.

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Consumer Alert: Attorney General Racine Advises Consumers to Watch Out for Phishing Scam Attempts Using Uber

OAG has learned of recent phishing scams in the District that we believe are connected to the use of Uber.

AG Racine's Brief: Reforms at the DC Jail are Long Overdue

Recent reports of squalid conditions in the District’s jail are unfortunately not new. But they should finally serve as a clarion call to District leaders to take bold action. Instead of making modest improvements to our crumbling jail, the District must use this moment to take a different…

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