News & Updates

Keeping Our Kids Safe from Gun Violence

We often ask kids in our juvenile justice system what they want to be when they grow up and far too often, we hear the heartbreaking answer that they just want to live past the age of 18.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Resolves Two Wage-and-Hour Investigations Against Construction and Property Management Companies, Securing $731,000; Reaffirms that Returning Citizens Must be Provided Fair Access to Housing Opportunities

 Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that two companies, Manganaro Midatlantic LLC (Manganaro) and Nomadic Real Estate Investments (Nomadic), will pay a total of $731,000 to resolve allegations that they violated District wage-and-hour laws and, in Nomadic’s case, unlawfully…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Sues Amazon for Stealing Tips from Delivery Drivers & Lying to Consumers Through Illegal Scheme to Boost Profits

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon Logistics, Inc. (Amazon) for stealing tips from delivery drivers through a deceptive, illegal scheme that tricked consumers into thinking they were increasing drivers’ compensation when Amazon was…

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AG Statement on Council Vote on Bill to Reform DC's Crime Lab

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after the Council held its first vote to pass legislation introduced by Councilmember Charles Allen to reform the Department of Forensic Sciences, the District’s crime lab. The lab examines forensic evidence that is used in…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Sues SmileDirectClub for Making Consumers Sign Confidentiality Agreements to Receive Promised Refunds

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed suit against SmileDirectClub, an online orthodontics company, for requiring harmed and dissatisfied consumers to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to receive promised refunds. 

Financial Scams Target Residents Who Are Already Struggling. We’re Fighting Back.

Bad actors and scammers are targeting DC residents with the least financial resources, hitting them with hidden fees, high-interest loans, or even higher costs for services.

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AG Racine & AG Raoul Urge Biden Administration to Expand Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Immigrants

Attorney General Karl A. Racine – a Haitian immigrant – and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul – born to Haitian parents – urged the President and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and protect Haitian residents in the United…

Topics: Immigration
Testimony

OAG Testimony on on Attendance, Chronic Absenteeism, and Truancy in the District

 Statement of Dana Edwards, Case Manager, Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 

Topics: Child Support
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AG Racine and 44 AGs Call for Extension of Pandemic Telehealth Flexibilities to Provide Those With Opioid Use Disorder More Accessible Treatment

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine joined a bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general urging the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to permanently extend telehealth flexibilities beyond the expiration…

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AG Racine Leads Group of 17 Attorneys General in Warning Congressional Leaders About Republican Misinformation Campaign Against ESG Investing

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 17 state attorneys general in warning the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the House Financial Services Committee about Republican efforts to interfere with financial institutions’…

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