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AG Racine Announces Ward 5 Property Owners Charged $350k Penalty for Toxic Oil Leaks And Spills, Cleanup Required

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a settlement with Andrew Schaeffer and 2201 Channing St., LLC, the owners of a Ward 5 commercial property where a group of auto repair and sales businesses violated environmental laws for several years.

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Statement by AG Racine in Response to Breach of U.S. Capitol Building

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a statement as protests downtown resulted in a breach of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Topics: Public Safety

Building a Better, Fairer Future

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed over hundreds of lives across the District and left numerous more residents sick. Tens of thousands have lost work and now struggle to make ends meet.

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AG Racine Joins Multistate Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Rule Allowing Predatory Lenders to Gut State Consumer Protections

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined a coalition of eight Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that would make it easier for predatory lenders to bypass state interest rate caps.

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AG Racine Sues Public Media Lab and Manifold Productions for Funneling Over $4 Million in Nonprofit Funds to Michael Pack

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed suit against the Public Media Lab (PML), and Manifold Productions, Inc. (Manifold), for using millions of dollars in nonprofit funds to enrich Michael Pack, the founder of Manifold and Chief Executive Officer for PML.

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Statement by AG Racine on Hate Groups Demonstrating in D.C. on January 5 & 6

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement regarding the upcoming demonstrations that will take place in downtown D.C. on January 5 and 6.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Leads 23-State Coalition Encouraging Diversity and Local Ownership in Broadcast Media

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General voicing concern with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of rules designed to promote diversity and local ownership in broadcast media.

Topics: Civil Rights

D.C. Secures $85K Over Home Depot Data Breach

Last month, our office, along with 45 state Attorneys General obtained a $17.5 million settlement against The Home Depot over a 2014 data breach exposing the payment card information of nearly 40 million of its customers nationwide.

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Statement by AG Racine on Settlement with Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued a statement on today’s settlement with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Congratulates Former OAG Chief of Staff Elizabeth Wilkins on Being Named Senior Advisor to White House Chief of Staff

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a statement in light of President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement that Elizabeth Wilkins, former Office of the Attorney General (OAG) senior leader, will serve as Senior Advisor to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.