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AG Racine to Enforce Additional Slate of COVID-19 Emergency Protections for District Residents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will begin enforcing an additional slate of emergency protections for District residents in the “COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency and Temporary Amendment Act of 2020,” passed unanimously this…

OP-ED: Prosecutors: COVID-19's threat to millions of incarcerated people needs to be addressed now

As our nation is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and beginning to recognize the potentially catastrophic public health risk posed by large concentrations of people in confined spaces, we are urging local, state and federal leaders to take action now to protect the 2.3 million people…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Leads Multistate Coalition to Prevent Discrimination By Publicly-Funded Government Contractors

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today co-led a coalition of eight Attorneys General supporting the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) work to fight employment discrimination by federal contractors.

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Demands Washington Sports Club Cease Charging Membership Dues Amidst Coronavirus Closures

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, New York AG Tish James, and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro today demanded Town Sports International, LLC (TSI) stop charging membership dues to gym members during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

CONSUMER ALERT (COVID-19): PEPCO SCAM

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, District residents should be on high alert for scammers, fraudsters, and predatory business practices.

Newsletter: Remembering George Valentine

I know that many District residents are experiencing hardship and heartache during this public health emergency.

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ALERTA AL CONSUMIDOR (COVID-19): Protección de las personas mayores del Distrito contra la explotación y el abuso financiero

El Fiscal General Karl A. Racine emitió hoy una alerta al consumidor con consejos y recursos para ayudar a los adultos mayores del Distrito y otros habitantes vulnerables a protegerse del abuso y la explotación durante la pandemia del COVID-19.

Topics: Public Safety
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CONSUMER ALERT (COVID-19): Protecting District Seniors from Financial Exploitation and Abuse

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a consumer alert with tips and resources to help District seniors and other vulnerable residents protect themselves from abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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36 Democrat & Republican AGs Join AG Racine Requesting D.C. Be Treated As a State For Purposes of Receiving State Level Allocation For Coronavirus Relief Funding

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced he is leading a bipartisan coalition with the National Association of Attorneys General and 37 Attorneys General to implore the Senate, House, and President of the United States to treat the District of Columbia as a state for purposes of receiving…

Topics: Other
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AG Racine Sends Cease-and-Desist Letters to Stop Price Gouging by District Stores and Online Sellers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) sent five cease-and-desist letters to District-area convenience stores, a beauty supply store, and an online seller for credible allegations of price gouging.