News & Media

Communities across Pennsylvania rely on accurate, up to date information on the extensive work of Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the Office of Attorney General. This page provides the recent releases, statements, and other public announcements in order to keep members of the public informed of recent developments in the Office’s work — and aware of how the Office may be able to help keep our communities safer.

October 27, 2021

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Urges the U.S Supreme Court to Halt Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban

HARRISBURG–Attorney General Josh Shapiro today, along with 24 attorneys general, urged the United States Supreme Court to stop Texas’ unconstitutional six-week abortion ban, Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), by vacating the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ stay of a District Court order blocking the ban from going into effect.

Case Update: Father Andrew Kawecki Pleads To Assault Of Eleven-Year-Old Altar Boy

October 25, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Fayette County priest has pleaded no contest to repeatedly assaulting an 11-year-old altar boy starting in 2004 and continuing until the boy was 14.

OAG Responds to GOP Opposition Letter Regarding The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

October 22, 2021

HARRISBURG – Today, the Office of Attorney General responded to the letter in opposition to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative sent by Republican leaders from the state legislature. The letter can be found here.

CASE UPDATE: West Philadelphia Doctor Pleads To Prescription Practices That Led To The Death of Patient

October 20, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that a West Philadelphia doctor previously charged for irresponsible and dangerous prescription practices that led to the death of his patient was found guilty after pleading no contest and will surrender his medical license.