Yearly Archives 2013

Attorney General Fox Announces Montana’s Participation in Multistate Settlement

Attorney General Fox Announces Montana’s Participation in Multistate Settlement

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations that Ranbaxy, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Gurgaon, India, introduced adulterated drugs into interstate commerce. As a result, false or fraudulent claims were submitted to Montana’s Medicaid Program.

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Barry Beach Surrenders to Authorities in Billings

Barry Beach Surrenders to Authorities in Billings

At 11am today, Barry Beach surrendered himself to the custody of the Yellowstone County Sheriff. The Department of Corrections is working with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office to arrange secure transportation to the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

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State Warns Montanans of Lottery Scam

State Warns Montanans of Lottery Scam

The Montana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Office has seen an increase in the number of complaints regarding a Lottery scam.

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Attorney General Fox Issues Statement on New USGS Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations

Attorney General Fox Issues Statement on New USGS Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations

Today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced a new oil and gas assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations.

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Governor Signs Attorney General Fox’s Bill Cracking Down on Repeat DUI Offenders

Governor Signs Attorney General Fox’s Bill Cracking Down on Repeat DUI Offenders

On Friday, the governor signed Attorney General Tim Fox’s bill aimed at cracking down on repeat DUI offenders. HB 355, sponsored by Rep. Christy Clark (R-Choteau), will create more of a deterrent in Montana law and get more offenders into successful treatment programs.

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Attorney General Tim Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s 2013 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Attorney General Tim Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s 2013 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Today at the state Capitol, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Emma Kuoppola, a fifth-grade student at Ramsay Elementary School, with the 2013 award for the Montana Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest.

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Attorney General’s Office Offers Tips to Giving Wisely after Boston Marathon Tragedy

Attorney General’s Office Offers Tips to Giving Wisely after Boston Marathon Tragedy

After the attack on spectators and runners during the Boston Marathon, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is encouraging people to give wisely to charities by gathering information about an organization before making contributions.

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Governor Signs Attorney General Fox’s Bill Honoring Joe Mazurek

Governor Signs Attorney General Fox’s Bill Honoring Joe Mazurek

This morning, Governor Steve Bullock signed a bill honoring the late Attorney General Joseph Mazurek. Senate Bill 258, introduced at the request of Attorney General Tim Fox, will rename the Justice Building after Mazurek and will allow a privately-funded memorial to be built near its entrance. Senator Art Wittich (R-Bozeman) sponsored the bill.

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New Law Establishes Tougher Penalties for Scammers Targeting Montana’s Most Vulnerable Consumers

New Law Establishes Tougher Penalties for Scammers Targeting Montana’s Most Vulnerable Consumers

Today, Governor Steve Bullock signed a bill brought forward by Attorney General Tim Fox and the Montana Department of Justice’s Office of Consumer Protection.

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Legislation Signed Allowing District Courts to Designate Levels to All Sex Offenders

Legislation Signed Allowing District Courts to Designate Levels to All Sex Offenders

On Friday, April 12, Governor Steve Bullock signed into law a bill that was a top priority for Attorney General Tim Fox and Montana’s legal and law enforcement communities.

 

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