The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) works tirelessly to ensure District residents are safe in their homes. When landlords and property managers violate tenants’ rights and ignore health and safety requirements, our team springs into action.
Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb and United States Attorney Matthew M. Graves announced that Medgar Webster Sr., 52, of Washington, DC, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to one count of first degree felony fraud for committing time and attendance fraud on the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the District of Columbia. This fraud prosecution is the result of a partnership between the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO), through which OAG has detailed a prosecutor to USAO to prosecute local public corruption cases.
OAG Public Corruption Section Announces Guilty Plea of Mark Thorp for Failing to Pay Businesses, Sales & Personal Income Tax
Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Mark Thorp, owner of Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar on H Street Northeast and Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club in Trinidad, pled guilty to one count of tax fraud and paid $144,001.08 in unpaid taxes, interests, and penalties to the District of Columbia.
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.
This week, we made a big announcement: We clawed back $750,000 from the Trump Organization and the Trump Inaugural Committee and gave it to District nonprofits educating youth about democracy and civics.
AG Racine Claws Back $750K in Misspent Nonprofit Funds From Trump Organization & Presidential Inaugural Committee
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Trump Organization and Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be required to pay $750,000 to the District to resolve allegations that the PIC, the Trump International Hotel, and the Trump Organization illegally misused nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family. Those funds will then be redirected to two nonpartisan nonprofit organizations – Mikva Challenge DC and DC Action – that promote civic engagement of youth in the District.
Coalition of 24 Attorneys General Express Opposition to Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan
Attorney General Karl A. Racine joined 23 other state attorneys general in issuing a statement expressing disappointment in a plan filed by opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma in bankruptcy court.
AG Racine Sues Home Health Care Agency for Defrauding District Medicaid Program of More than $3 Million
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Vizion One, a home health care provider, for defrauding the District’s Medicaid program of more than $3 million. In the lawsuit, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that Vizion One engaged in an elaborate scheme to profit by submitting false Medicaid claims for at-home care that was not medically necessary, properly authorized, or actually provided.
Congress needs to take the baton now to prevent presidential corruption. Here’s how.
AG Racine Sues AT&T for Overcharging the District Government Millions of Dollars for Cell Phone and Internet Services
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against AT&T Mobility National Accounts LLC (AT&T) over its failure to comply with a long-term contract for cell phone and internet services, which resulted in millions of dollars of overcharges to the District