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 14, 2021

AG Shapiro Announces Seizure of 9 Illegally Obtained Firearms, Nearly 2,000 Packets of Crystal Meth in Drug Raid

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest and felony charges of a violent Philadelphia drug dealer. Larry Lamar Hudson, 27, also known as “Gunna,” was arrested on Tuesday night in Montgomery County by agents after a search of his car revealed a pound of crystal methamphetamine for sale.

AG Shapiro: 50 Attorneys General Condemn Attack on the U.S. Capitol

January 13, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today sent a letter, along with a bipartisan coalition of 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, to Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and stating such actions cannot be allowed to go unchecked.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced criminal charges in an Unlawful Labor Investigation

January 11, 2021

MEDIA — District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer and Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the filing of criminal charges in an Unlawful Labor Investigation. Armando Garcia-Ramirez, his wife and business partner Martha Guzman, their daughter and employee Stephanie Garcia-Ramirez, and employee Angelita Paulin-Santos have been charged with multiple counts of Workplace Misclassification, Making False Statements, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Deceptive Business Practices, and related charges in connection with their roles in the conspiracy to operate an enterprise known as G&R Drywall and Framing, LLC (G&R). This York County-based enterprise sourced workers for a large construction project in Delaware County and, in order to subvert employment requirements and protections, misclassified those individuals as independent subcontractors in violation of Act 72, the Construction Misclassification Act.

OAG SCAM ALERT: AG Shapiro Warns Consumers To Watch Out For COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Scams

January 7, 2021

HARRISBURG – With reports of an increase in COVID-19 vaccine scams around the country, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is raising awareness and offering tips to Pennsylvanians regarding these scams as distribution of the vaccine ramps up in Pa.