News & Updates

The Office of the Attorney General’s Legal Victories Cracking Down on Wage Theft

Far too often, OAG has seen employers cheat District workers out of hard-earned wages and break the law to gain an unfair edge over competitors.

Topics: Worker Rights

Clawing Back Money from the Trump Organization and Redirecting it to Support DC Youth

This week, we made a big announcement: We clawed back $750,000 from the Trump Organization and the Trump Inaugural Committee and gave it to District nonprofits educating youth about democracy and civics.

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

Testimony on Paternity Establishment Amendment Act

OAG testified before DC Council about needed reforms to modernize our approach to establishing paternity.

Topics: Child Support
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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…

Making DC Safer, in the Short and Long Term

Our most important role is to help protect our neighbors—and we take that job very seriously.

Topics: Public Safety

The Office of the Attorney General’s Legal Victories Protecting Housing for DC Residents

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has been using all the tools in our toolbox to preserve existing housing and protect tenants.

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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…

Topics: Other
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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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