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.

August 10, 2018

CASE UPDATE: Johnstown Accused Child Predator Pediatrician Waives Hearing for Additional Charges

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Johnstown pediatrician waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning on new charges brought in July for the sexual abuse of 29 more children. The pediatrician was previously charged in January, March and April for similar crimes against another patient and two family relatives.

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Department of Education’s and Secretary DeVos’ Proposed Repeal of the Gainful Employment Rule

August 10, 2018

HARRISBURG — “The Department of Education’s move today to obliterate the Gainful Employment Rule is another move by Secretary Devos to prioritize deceptive for-profit colleges over students working to earn an education,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

CASE UPDATE: Erie Aide who Poured Scalding Water on Disabled Man Sentenced to Prison

August 9, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that an Erie man who poured scalding water on a disabled man, severely burning him, was sentenced by an Erie judge to two and a half years to five years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Launches New Text Alert System to Protect Pennsylvania Seniors, Consumers from Scams

August 9, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today encouraged Pennsylvania consumers to sign up for a new text alert system through his Bureau of Consumer Protection to raise their awareness about how to avoid becoming a victim of scams.