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.

June 22, 2018

CASE UPDATE: “Operation Car Wash” Crime Ring Leader Sentenced to Five to 10 Years in Prison

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that three people who fraudulently obtained more than a thousand Pennsylvania license plates and used them to fuel a massive criminal enterprise across multiple states have been sentenced to jail. The organized crime ring broken up by the Attorney General’s Office was known as “Operation Car Wash.”

Attorney General Shapiro to File Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

June 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced he will file a multistate lawsuit next week challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border. The lawsuit will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Settlement With Tobacco Companies Over Disputed Payments Back to 2004

June 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his office has reached a settlement on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with various tobacco companies, resolving 20 years of disputes and future disputes relating to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Supreme Court Order Staying Issuance of Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse within Catholic Church

June 20, 2018

HARRISBURG – “Just moments ago, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania accepted legal challenges to the issuing of a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. In an unsealed order, the Supreme Court has issued a stay of proceedings to review and decide those challenges,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.