News & Updates

Newsletter: Seeking Feedback on Rayful Edmond Resentencing

Over the next several weeks, our office is inviting District residents and the community to share their views about whether a federal judge should reduce Rayful Edmond’s sentence. 

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CONSUMER ALERT: One Ring Scam

The “one ring” scam is when scammers call you from an international number, hang up after letting it ring once, and hope that you call them back so that you will be charged long distance fees.

Newsletter: Standing Up for District Workers

Last week, we announced our largest wage theft win to date. OAG secured a settlement with Airway Sheet Metal Co. that will provide more than $100,000 in unpaid wages to 40 workers. 

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Addressing the Root Problems of Crime and Conflict

Last week, the Obama Foundation announced its second-ever class of Fellows, a group of 20 civic innovators from around the world who are working to address society’s most pressing problems.

Topics: Public Safety

Preventing Underage Drinking and Promoting Responsible Alcohol Use Year-Round

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and as the month winds down, it’s important to take the momentum from this month’s initiatives to encourage responsible alcohol use year-round for District residents.

Topics: Public Safety

Newsletter: Supporting Budget Investments that Protect District Residents

Last week, I testified before the Council supporting OAG’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, which focuses on protecting District residents and saving taxpayers money.

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Honoring Youth Writing to End Gun Violence

Last year’s massive turnout for the national and local March for Our Lives rallies, along with several recent local youth forums, clearly demonstrate that young people are demanding an end to violence and adults need to listen. 

Topics: Public Safety

Newsletter: Protecting District Teachers from Fraud

Recently, OAG took action against a local company and its owner for preying upon dozens of foreign teachers working in D.C. schools who were trying to navigate a new culture and a complex visa system.     

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Protecting District Children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month—an annual effort to raise awareness about the harmful impact of child abuse and provide resources to build strong and thriving families.

Topics: Public Safety

Women's History Month: Burnita Matthews

 

Burnita Matthews was the first woman to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the second woman to hold judgeship of a federal court.

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