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.

May 22, 2019

AG Shapiro: For-Profit Schools Will Pay for Deceiving PA Students

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro is today announcing a 60-day restitution window for eligible former students of the American Beauty Academy, Inc. D/B/A American Beauty Academy Lancaster. The for-profit esthetics, cosmetology and barber school permanently closed its Lancaster campus in November 2015 following the withholding of Title IV funds by the United States Department of Education. The school allegedly misled its students into believing they would have an extended Thanksgiving break, when in fact, the school was permanently closing its doors.

AG Shapiro Leads Multi-State Coalition Opposing Federal Rollback of Overtime Protections

May 21, 2019

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro today led a coalition of 15 State Attorneys General with New York Attorney General Letitia James in urging the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) not to adopt its proposal which reverses federal overtime protections for workers. It is estimated that under the proposed rule, more than 8 million workers will lose overtime protections compared to the previous rule.

CASE UPDATE: Carbon County Man Sentenced to Additional Time in Prison for Child Sexual Assault

May 20, 2019

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Carbon County man was sentenced to an additional 9 – 24 months in prison for sexually assaulting a student while employed at Behavioral Health Associates, an academic school in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County. Jordan Beggan, 27, of Palmerton, will also serve a concurrent sentence of 6 months – 1 year for furnishing alcohol to minors.

AG Shapiro Provides Voting Resources ahead of Primary Election Day

May 20, 2019

Harrisburg — Ahead of Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is providing resources for Pennsylvania voters about their voting rights and where to turn if they experience problems at the polls.