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AG Racine Encourages District Residents to Nominate Inspiring DC Youth for 6th Year of Right Direction Awards

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will host its sixth Right Direction Awards Ceremony honoring District youth who have overcome significant challenges and are positively affecting their community. He encouraged District residents to…

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CONSUMER ALERT: D.C. Office of the Attorney General Warns Consumers about Misinformation from Loan Servicers About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If you have federal student loan debt and work in public service, you may already qualify for loan forgiveness—or you may be closer to qualifying than you think. But the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) has learned that at least one student loan servicer has…

Topics: Consumer Alerts

Celebrating Labor Day & the Workers Who Keep DC Running

Labor Day was created in the late 19th century—at a time when workers were often taken advantage of, not paid enough, and overworked. Many of them faced unsafe working conditions.

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AG Racine Awards $150,000 to Six Local Nonprofits Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants & Asylum-Seekers who Were Transported to District

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that six local nonprofit organizations will receive Migrant Humanitarian Crisis Grants from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) totaling $150,000 to support their front-line efforts to provide critical resources – such as housing, food,…

Topics: Immigration
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AG Racine Releases 2022 Labor Day Report Highlighting OAG's Efforts To Help DC Workers Get the Wages & Benefits They Earned, and Announces Two Recent Victories on Behalf of District Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) 2022 Labor Day Report, highlighting the office’s continued work over the past nearly eight years to stand up for District workers and hold employers accountable. Since 2017, OAG has launched more than 75…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Sues DC-Based Billionaire Michael Saylor & Software Company Microstrategy for Evading More Than $25 Million in District Taxes

AG Racine today announced a tax fraud lawsuit against Michael J. Saylor, a billionaire technology executive who has resided in the District of Columbia for more than a decade but who has never paid any DC income taxes—despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars. The lawsuit also names…

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AG Racine Leads Group of 20 Attorneys General Supporting Federal Rule to Help Stop of the Flow of Ghost Guns & Protect Communities

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D-PA), and Attorney General Matt Platkin (D-NJ) today co-led a group of 20 Attorneys General in filing a friend of the court brief supporting the federal government’s efforts to regulate “ghost guns”: unserialized, untraceable…

Topics: Public Safety
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On First Day of School, AG Racine Announces Expansion of Truancy Reduction Program Into Two Additional Schools in Ward 8

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will expand its program to help keep kids in school to two more schools in Ward 8.   

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AG Racine Announces Instacart Must Pay $2.54 Million for Misrepresenting that Consumer Tips Would Go to Workers & Failing to Pay Sales Taxes

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a $2.54 million settlement with Instacart, an online delivery company, resolving a lawsuit alleging that the company misled DC consumers, used tips left for workers to boost the company’s bottom line, and failed to pay required sales taxes. 

Getting Ghost Guns Off Our Streets

Last week, we won a major victory for District residents and public safety: a court permanently banned ghost gun manufacturer Polymer80 from selling untraceable firearms and build-at-home gun kits to DC residents. And the court ordered Polymer80 to pay $4 million in penalties—the maximum…