Taking Action

The Attorney General Taking Action section demonstrates the continuing effort led by General Josh Shapiro to making Pennsylvania a better place to live.

December 13, 2018

Attorney General Shapiro Files Suit Against Western PA Father and Son Plumbers for Defrauding Pennsylvania Consumers

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has filed a lawsuit and is seeking a preliminary injunction against Howard Stahl, of Pearl Plumbing, Inc. f/d/b/a Roto-Rooter, and his son, Nolan Stahl, and his current business: Stahl Brothers Plumbing, Inc. d/b/a Rooter Man for allegedly defrauding Pennsylvania consumers in the course of recommending the unnecessary replacement of sewer pipes.

Attorney General Shapiro Announces Winners of 2019 Drug-Free Calendar Contest

December 11, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today congratulated the winners of the Attorney General’s 22nd Annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest.

CASE UPDATE: Former Leechburg Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Child Predator Charges

December 11, 2018

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Michael W. Diebold, former Leechburg Chief of Police in Armstrong County, pled guilty to felony charges of unlawful contact with a minor and other related charges. He was sentenced to 9 to 23 months of incarceration, followed by three years of probation, and will serve his time at the Westmoreland County Prison.

Attorney General Shapiro Files Opposition to Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Legal Immigration

December 10, 2018

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro, joined by 23 Attorneys General and Attorneys General-elect, today filed comments opposing President Trump’s latest effort to marginalize lawful immigrants in Pennsylvania and around the country. The Trump Administration has proposed an overhaul of so-called “public charge” rules that could make it easier to deny adjustment of status to legal immigrants, reject green card applications, or remove immigrants from the country if they utilize certain healthcare, nutrition or housing programs.