Press Releases

September 18, 2018

Attorney General Shapiro, State Rep. Stephens, Local DAs, Support Reform to Strengthen Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Abuse

NORRISTOWN – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today hosted a roundtable and press conference with state legislators, district attorneys, survivors of child sexual abuse and others to highlight the need for the legislature to approve four key reforms recommended by a statewide grand jury that investigated sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy and decades of institutional cover up by church leaders.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Felony Charges Against Former Scranton School District Fleet Manager

September 18, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced first-degree felony charges against the former fleet manager for the Scranton School District in connection with a long-running scheme that involved overbilling the district for work performed, billing for work done on the personal cars of district employees, and related offenses. The charges against the former district official are the result of a statewide grand jury investigation and presentment.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Calls On Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Scrap Plan to Eliminate Key Protections for Students from Predatory For-Profit Schools

September 14, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 21 Attorneys General today to formally oppose U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plan to eliminate the Gainful Employment Rule, which requires schools to provide information about their programs’ costs, debt load, success rate, expected earnings and other critical information so students and families can make informed choices.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Warns Pennsylvania College and Graduate Students of Financial Scams

September 11, 2018

HARRISBURG – As more than 500,000 students return to campus at Pennsylvania’s 187 colleges and universities this month, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is issuing a series of tips to help students avoid the kinds of scams and frauds commonly perpetrated on Pennsylvania’s college students, graduates and families.