Duties of the Pennsylvania Attorney General

  • As provided by the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, the fundamental duties of the Attorney General are:

    • To be the Commonwealth's chief law enforcement officer charged with the responsibility for the prosecution of organized crime and public corruption. This law enforcement effort includes a criminal investigation unit and a drug law enforcement program as well as direction of statewide and multi-county investigating grand juries and a Medicaid Fraud Control Section
    • To collect, by suit or otherwise, all debts, taxes and accounts due the Commonwealth which shall be referred to and placed with the Attorney General
    • To represent the Commonwealth and all Commonwealth agencies and upon request the Auditor General, State Treasurer and Public Utility Commission in any action brought by or against the Commonwealth or its Agencies
    • To administer the provision relating to consumer protection laws
    • To represent the Commonwealth and its citizens in any action brought about for violation of the antitrust laws of the United States.