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.

March 22, 2019

CASE UPDATE: Wilkes-Barre Police Officer Held for Trial on All Sexual Assault Charges

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that, following a preliminary hearing, all sexual assault charges against former Wilkes-Barre Police Officer Robert Collins were held for court. In January 2019, Attorney General Shapiro charged Collins with three counts of rape, three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, four counts of witness intimidation, false imprisonment and related charges resulting from an extensive investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.

Four Arrested in Takedown of Prostitution, Human Trafficking Ring in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties

March 22, 2019

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against four individuals in connection with a prostitution and human trafficking operation being conducted out of multiple massage parlors in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. 

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Files Lawsuit Against Fayette County Furniture Retailer

March 21, 2019

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Shapiro today announced that his office filed a lawsuit against Uniontown furniture retailer B.J. Mundel Furniture Co. d/b/a Mundel’s Furniture and d/b/a Mundels Furniture and Appliance Outlet; Mundels Mattress Center, Inc.; and Randolph S. Mundel, Individually.

CASE UPDATE: Bucks County Pawn Shop Theft Ring Owner Pleads Guilty to Felonies

March 20, 2019

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that the owner of two Bucks County pawn shops and one of his employees plead guilty to felony charges for their roles in a scheme to steal, pawn and resell $700,000 in merchandise from national chain stores. The defendants used people suffering from substance use disorder, who were termed “Boosters”, to steal the products they then resold.