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.

November 21, 2019

AG Shapiro Statement on PA Senate Passage of Grand Jury Reforms

Attorney General Josh Shapiro is releasing the statement below following the Pennsylvania Senate’s passage of the four reforms recommended by the Grand Jury Report on clergy abuse released by his office in August 2018.

CASE UPDATE: 3 Charged in Drug Diversion Ring in Westmoreland, Fayette Counties Plead Guilty

November 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today said three of the six individuals charged with illegally obtaining prescription drugs for illicit use pleaded guilty today to their crimes. Sabrina Thomas, Jacqueline Keys and Adam Fincik entered their pleas before Westmoreland County Judge Bilik-DeFazio during what was originally scheduled as a status conference.

CASE UPDATE: Carbon County’s Former Clerk of Courts Sentenced for Theft of Bail, Fingerprint Fees

November 15, 2019

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro said today former Carbon County Clerk of Courts William McGinley was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison and fined $25,000 for stealing $43,000 in bail money and fingerprint fees. McGinley, 60, of Lehighton, pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, tampering with public records, and obstruction of the administration of law.