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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.

September 23, 2020

AG Shapiro: 20 More Inmates, Accomplices Charged with Illegally Obtaining $300k Unemployment Benefits

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced state charges against 20 inmates and accomplices in three state prisons in central and eastern Pennsylvania. These arrests are linked to at least two existing rings, or organized groups of inmates and outside accomplices who conspired to provide false information on COVID-19 unemployment benefit applications.

Gov. Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro: Pa. Supreme Court Decision is a Victory for Voters

September 17, 2020

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following statement following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in favor of voters.

AG Shapiro Secures $11.9 Million in Debt Relief for 1,481 Pennsylvania ITT Tech Students in Multistate Settlement

September 16, 2020

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro has secured an agreement to obtain $11.9 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Pennsylvania as part of a settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This agreement is in the form of an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance.

AG Shapiro Stops New Jersey Wholesaler from Price Gouging, Gets Money Back for Pennsylvania Consumers

September 11, 2020

HARRISBURG―Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with Sun Wholesale, Inc., a New Jersey wholesaler, after receiving tips that the supplier was selling hand sanitizer to Pennsylvania businesses for resale to consumers for unlawful prices. OAG’s investigation found Sun Wholesale sold 389 units of “Wish” hand sanitizer for $17.00 per 33.8 oz. bottle.