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.

January 16, 2019

Attorney General Shapiro Files Suit Against Delaware County Man for Posing as Immigration Attorney

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that his Bureau of Consumer Protection filed a lawsuit against Syed Qumrazzaman a/k/a Syed Zaman for scamming Pennsylvanians by falsely identifying himself as an attorney and collecting at least $20,000 for immigration assistance services that he was not licensed to provide – and never did.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Wins Suit to Block Trump Administration from Demanding Citizenship Information in 2020 U.S. Census and Undermining Accurate Count

January 15, 2019

HARRISBURG — Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a coalition of 17 other Attorneys General, six Mayors, including the mayors of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors won a federal court order to block the Trump Administration and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 decennial census.

CASE UPDATE: Mercer County Woman Sentenced to 23 ½ to 52 Years in Prison for Murdering Husband

January 15, 2019

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Mercer County woman was sentenced to 23 ½ to 52 years in prison after pleading no contest to third-degree murder and related charges for fatally shooting her husband.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Wins Nationwide Injunction Protecting Women’s Access to Contraception

January 14, 2019

HARRISBURG — Following a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, joined by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, a U.S. District Court Judge today issued a nationwide injunction blocking President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Administration from implementing new religious and moral exemption rules that would allow virtually any company to deny women health insurance coverage for no-cost contraception.