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McGrath: Installment Bail Payment System Acceptable

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that the Montana Constitution and Montana laws allow a municipal court judge to release a defendant under a bail bond that is paid in installments.

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Tribal Jurisdiction Roundtable Set for May 9

HELENA – The Department of Justice will host a Tribal Jurisdiction Roundtable May 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Helena at Jorgenson’s Inn.

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McGrath Forms Team to Review Domestic Violence Fatalities

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Wednesday announced the formation of a domestic violence fatality review team designed to better coordinate multi-agency efforts to protect those most at risk of domestic homicide.

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McGrath: State Receives Tobacco Settlement Payment

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Wednesday that the state has received $21.9 million, the latest payment of the 1998 tobacco settlement. The payment was the eighth Montana has received over the past four years, bringing the total compensation to the state to $91.53 million.

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District Court Allows State to Enforce Game Farm Laws

HELENA – District Court Judge Russell Fagg on Friday denied a game farm owner’s request to prevent the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks from enforcing a state law that bans the shooting of game farm animals and prevents game farm owners from transferring their licenses.

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Fraud Investigation Nets $526,000 for Medicaid Program

HELENA – The state of Montana has received $526,000 in the settlement of a case involving a health equipment company that was accused of overbilling Montana’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday.

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Lawsuit: Tobacco Manufacturers Ignore Escrow Requirements

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath on Thursday filed suit in district court in Helena, charging that 30 tobacco companies failed to establish or properly fund escrow accounts required by Montana law. The companies named in Thursday’s suit manufactured cigarettes sold in Montana in 1999 and 2000.

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McGrath Sues Drug Companies Over Prescription Price Fraud

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Monday filed a lawsuit against 18 companies involved in manufacturing, marketing and selling prescription pharmaceuticals, charging that the companies’ drug-pricing practices defrauded the state, consumers and others of millions of dollars.

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Fire Advisory Board Announced

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath recently announced the appointment of nine new members of the state’s Fire Prevention and Investigation Bureau Advisory Council and the reappointment of another.

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A Statement from Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath

HELENA – Reports out of Missoula today indicate that a person or persons broke into the home of Carla Grayson and Adrienne Neff in the early morning hours and intentionally set fire to the house while Ms. Grayson, Ms. Neff and their infant child slept.

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