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Attorney General and Lottery Director Warn About Foreign Lottery and Check Cashing Scams

HELENA – Montana Lottery Director George Parisot joined Attorney General Mike McGrath at a press conference Thursday to warn Montanans about a number of well-devised, official-looking scams that are costing victims in the state thousands of dollars.

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Highway Patrol Retires the Badge of Trooper Richard Hedstrom

HELENA – In a presentation Monday in Great Falls, the Montana Highway Patrol retired badge 307 in honor of the late Richard Hedstrom.

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Thatcher Named Bureau Chief at Motor Vehicle Division

HELENA – Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Dean Roberts announced this week that Kristine Thatcher is the division’s new Field Operations Bureau Chief.

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A Statement from Attorney General Mike McGrath on the Reopening of the Bair Home

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath released the following statement today in relation to the announcement that the Charles M. Bair Family Trust Board of Advisors is reopening the Bair Home to the public.

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McGrath: Montana Entitled to Full Payment from Tobacco Companies

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath filed an action in district court today, seeking a ruling that Montana has met the terms of the massive multi-state tobacco agreement and is entitled to its full share of the settlement funds.

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Consumer Alert: Unsolicited Faxes Pitching Internet Tobacco Sales

HELENA – Officials with the Montana Department of Justice said today the department has received reports of Montanans getting unwanted, unsolicited faxes advertising an Internet site that sells cigarettes. The sales pitch touts “major name brands” and “premium brands” at “unbelievable savings.”

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McGrath Honors Gloria Edwards, Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath Tuesday honored outstanding crime victims’ advocate Gloria Edwards of Bozeman in a ceremony at the Bozeman Law and Justice Center.

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McGrath: Address Confidentiality Program Aids Victims

HELENA – As the state observes Crime Victim Awareness Week, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that the new Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) can help victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. April 23-28 marks Crime Victim Awareness Week.

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A Statement from Attorney General Mike McGrath on the High Court’s Decision Not to Accept Missouri River Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to accept a case addressing the allocation of Missouri River waters to upstream and downstream states:

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Services Limited at Driver License Stations May 1-5

HELENA – From May 1-5, most driver licensing stations throughout Montana will be closed, while others will be open for limited hours and offer only license renewals and duplicates.

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