News: Press Releases

July 22, 2021

State Rep. Charged With Stealing From Commonwealth Using Reimbursement Scheme, Hindering State Prosecution

HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against State Representative Margo Davidson for stealing from the Commonwealth by filing fraudulent overnight per diem requests and various expenses through the State House Comptroller’s Office as well as hindering a state prosecution. She resigned from her position and accepted responsibility today.

Attorney General Shapiro Announces $26 Billion Agreements with Opioid Distributors/Manufacturer

July 21, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a historic agreement with Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen—the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors—and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured and marketed opioids, to deliver up to $26 billion to address the opioid crisis. The agreements also require significant industry changes that will help prevent this type of crisis from happening again.

Lancaster Doctor Charged With Unlawful Prescribing

July 20, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General has charged Dr. Robert Mathews with prescribing medications such as Xanax, Adderall, and Subutex outside his legal and ethical practice of medicine.

AG Shapiro Accepts Accreditation For OAG & Statewide Agent Training Academy

July 19, 2021

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today accepted the accreditation of the Office of Attorney General (OAG) and its Commonwealth Investigator Training Program by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The OAG’s accreditation was lost under a previous administration, and recently regained under AG Shapiro’s leadership. The office collaborated with other state agencies to develop professional, standardized training for all investigators statewide. This training is available to both criminal and civil investigators.