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.

July 19, 2019

AG Shapiro Charges Former West Catholic High School Football Coach with Theft

HARRISBURG— Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against the former football coach of West Catholic High School for allegedly stealing more than $65,000 from the Philadelphia City All-Star Football Game. Brian Fluck, 49, of Philadelphia, was charged with Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received.

AG Shapiro Announces New Grant to Combat Gun Straw Purchases in Philadelphia

July 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA— Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General is providing Operation LIPSTICK with a $123,000 grant. With this grant, Operation LIPSTICK will partner with Mothers in Charge to implement outreach initiatives for women in the Philadelphia area to educate them about the dangers of straw purchases.

AG Shapiro Launches Track + Trace Initiative Targeting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

July 11, 2019

ERIE — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the launch of the Office of Attorney General’s Pennsylvania Track + Trace Initiative. Track + Trace takes a collaborative, data-driven approach to decreasing gun trafficking and illegal transfers and ensuring illegal guns are taken out of neighborhoods across Pennsylvania.

AG Shapiro: Kensington Initiative Arrests 14, Seizes Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine, Guns in Largest Operation to Date

July 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his Office arrested 14 individuals and seized 6 kilos of heroin/fentanyl, 2 kilos of cocaine, 5 handguns, one rifle, $200,000 in cash, a kilo press, scales, and packaging equipment in the largest Kensington Initiative operation to date. Today’s law enforcement action is the result of a three-month wiretap investigation into a drug trafficking organization in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Throughout the investigation, agents prevented three shootings over the course of just a few weeks.