Press Releases

June 21, 2018

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Settlement With Tobacco Companies Over Disputed Payments Back to 2004

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his office has reached a settlement on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with various tobacco companies, resolving 20 years of disputes and future disputes relating to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Dauphin County Payroll Firm Owner Sentenced to Jail for Stealing Nearly $6 Million from Small Businesses

June 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a former Dauphin County business owner has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail for stealing nearly $6 million from 266 clients who entrusted their payroll funds and administration to his company.

Attorney General Shapiro Demands Attorney General Sessions End Cruel, Illegal Immigration Tactic of Separating Children from Parents at U.S. Borders

June 19, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to end the cruel and illegal tactic of separating children from their parents as families lawfully seek asylum in the United States and protection from domestic, sexual and gang violence.

Attorney General Shapiro Partners with Federal Trade Commission & 11 State AGs on “Operation Main Street” to Alert Small Businesses to Potential Scams

June 18, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a bipartisan partnership with 11 other Attorneys General, the Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau and other agencies on “Operation Main Street” – a joint effort to alert small businesses to scams designed to defraud them and offer tips to avoid being scammed.