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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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2005 Media Releases

December 2005

Dec 23 AG Settles with Serono on Medicaid Payments for Drug Serostim
Dec 21 AG Files Agreement with Conocophillips to Reduce Tobacco Products Sales to Oregon Youth
Dec 20 AG Releases Report on Goodwill Audit with Questions on Annual Pay to CEO
- AG Myers Releases Results of Goodwill Audit (pdf)
- Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette Audit Report (pdf)
- Audit Attachments (pdf)
- Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette's Response to Oregon Department of Justice Audit Report (pdf)
Dec 16 AG Puts Unlicensed Naturopath Out-of-Business Until he Complies with State & Federal Laws
Dec 12 AG Myers Files 2nd Agreement with DIRECTV Over Inadequate Disclosure of Obligations
Dec 1 AG Myers & Treasurer Edwards Join Group of Pension Funds in Filing an Amicus Brief in a Legal Action Against AIG

November 2005

Nov 28 AG Releases 2005 Report Profiling 20 Nonprofits that Generated Most Inquiries to Oregon Justice
- 2005 Report (pdf)
Nov 22 North Bend Podiatrist Convicted of Federal Health Care Charges
Nov 22 AG Myers & Gov. Kulongoski Announce Distribution of $12 Million in Grants to Assist Oregonians with Home Weatherization and Paying Energy Bills
Nov 14 AG Announces Agreement with Money Transfer Agent Western Union Financial
- Example Warning (pdf)
Nov 7 AG Sues Warner Chilcott & Barr for Anit-Competitive Agreement
Nov 4 AG Announces Sentencing of Sepi and Maria Paris in Felony Medicaid Fraud Cases
Nov 3 Appointment of Members and Advisors to the Law Commission Government Ethics Work Group

October 2005

Oct 19 Sentencing Hearing Set for Oct. 20 for Former State Rep. Dan Doyle
Oct 11 AG Files Stipulated Judgments with Owners and Operators of Alpine Mountain Homes, Inc.
Oct 10 AG Announces Sentencing of NuStart Concepts President
Oct 6 Oregon AG and US Attorney Launch Oregon Initiative to Clean Up the Internet (pdf)
Oct 4 US Atty & OR AG Announce Initiative on Oregon Safe Cyberspace at October 6 New Conference (pdf)

September 2005

Sep 30 AG Announces Enhancements to Child Support Website
Sep 30 AGG Robert Atkinson to Argue for the State in Oregon v. Gonzales Lawsuit Seeking to Protect Death with Dignity Law; Argument Set in US Supreme Court on Oct. 5
Sep 29 AG Myers Settles Case with Miller Estate Sales; Complainants to Receive Free Mediation Services
Sep 9 Former State Rep. Dan Doyle and His Wife Victoria Doyle Pleaded Guilty to Criminal Violations of Oregon's Election Laws
Sep 7 Former State Rep. Dan Doyle and Wife Victoria Doyle to appear at Arraignment Hearing Friday, September 9, in Salem
Sep 2 AG Warns Oregonians of Charitable Giving Scams in Aftermath of Hurricane
Sep 2 AG Myers & ODOE Reassure Oregonians of Sufficient Gas Supply

August 2005

Aug 31 OR DOJ/Lane Cty DA Announce Sentencing of Blake Hodgetts
Aug 31 AG Announces Availability of $14.9 Million in Grants as Part of Settlement with Warner-Lambert/Pfizer
Aug 30 OR DOJ/Salem Police Arrest S. Salem HS Basketball Coach for Five Count of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse
Aug 17 AG Announces Conviction of INEXPENSIVESMOKES.COM Owner for Illegal Distribution of Cigarettes and Other Law Violations
Aug 15 AG Announces $445 Million Agreement with Reliant Energy Inc. of Houston; FERC & CA PUC Approval Needed
Aug 10 NUSTART Concepts President Pleads Guilty to 20 Felonies; Sentencing set for Oct. 10, 2005
Aug 1 AG Hardy Myers Announces Appointment of Crime Victims' Rights Advisory Committee

July 2005

Jul 22 AG Myers and Secretary of State Bradbury to Imporve Child Support Enforcement
Jul 22 AG Files 2nd Major Court Action Against Asbury Automotive/Thomason Autogroup and Their Affiliated Oregon Dealerships
Jul 15 Ex-Mayor of Mill City Bill Downer Convicted of Violations of State Tobacco Tax Laws
Jul 15 AG Myers Announces Agreement in ENRON Bankruptcy Proceedings
Jul 6 Justice Medicaid Fraud Unit Prosecutes Clinical Social Worker; Robert White Convicted on Multiple Felony Counts

June 2005

Jun 17 Attorney General Issues Advice on Medical Marijuana Program
- Attorney General's Opinion on Medical Marijuana Program (pdf)
Jun 15 AG Sues Herbal Supplement Company for Misleading Oregonians About the Pills' Effectiveness and the "Free" Trial Offer
Jun 14 AG Hardy Myers Releases List of Legal Issues Arising From U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Concerning Oregon's Medical Marijuana Law
Jun 10 AG Myers Obtains TRO & Files RICO Lawsuit Against Three Southern Oregon Residents in Manfacturing Housing Industry
Jun 8 AG Myers Launches New Program to Combat Sexual Predators Using the Net to Target Youth

May 2005

May 27 AG Myers Obtains Judgment Against Unlicensed Investigator & His 'Money Finder' Corporation
May 25 AG Myers Files Racketeering Lawsuit Against Internet Yellow Pages Company
May 18 AG Myers and DCBS/DFCS Announce Indictment of Ricky Lynn Johnson and His Company NuSTART CONCEPTS
May 10 AG Myers Cautions Oregon Consumers About Hiring Unlicensed Contractors; Announces the Filing of 16 Court Actions

April 2005

Apr 25 AG Myers Announces Sentencing on Health Care Fraud Conviction
Apr 21 Attorney General Issues Opinion on Oregon Waterways (pdf)
Apr 11 AG Myers' Sexual Assault Task Force Holds 1st Statewide Campus Conference to Address Sexual Violence
Apr 1 Home Care Giver Sentenced in Elder Abuse Case

March 2005

Mar 29 AG Announces Settlement with BLOCKBUSTER Over its "No Late Fee" Program: Refunds Available
- Credit/Refund Request (pdf)
- Credit/Refund Request Spanish Version (pdf)
- Coupon Request Form (pdf)
- Coupon Request Form Spanish Version (pdf)
Mar 23 AG Recommends Overhaul of Laws Concerning Use of Deadly Force by Oregon's Police Officers
- Executive Summary (pdf)
Mar 23 AG Myers Use of Deadly Force Final Report (pdf)
- Appendices 1-7 (pdf)
- Appendix 8 (pdf)
Mar 18 AG Myers Launches Notification Program to Oregon Users of Antidepressant REMERON
Mar 18 AGs, ATF & Major Credit Card Companies Join Forces to Prevent Illegal Sales of Cigarettes on the Internet
Mar 7 ODSVS/Advisory Council to Meet March 10, 2005
Mar 1 AG Myers & US Atty Immergut Announce Joint Effort to Combat Health Care Fraud (pdf)

February 2005

Feb 28 OR Tobacco Compliance Task Force Searches Portland Area Locations Connected with Sunrise Wholesale
Feb 8 AG Announces Top 10 Categories on 2004 Consumer Complaint List

January 2005

Jan 31 AG Myers, House Speaker Minnis, and Senate President Courtney Invite Oregonians to Participate in Operation Dear Abby at the Capitol
Jan 21 AG Files Judgment Against Coastal Wood Artist
Jan 21 AG Myers Releases Results of Diana Goldschmidt Investigation
Jan 13 AG Appoints Steven Briggs as New Chief Counsel of Criminal Justice Division
Jan 13 AG Myers Files Judgment Against Two Companies that Bill & Collect Money for Online Adult Websites
Jan 13 AG Announces Indictment of World's Largest Retailer of Cigarettes on the Internet
Jan 10 AG Myers Files $40 Million Agreement with State Farm Mutual Insurance
Jan 10 Oregon District Attorneys Elect Bob Hermann as Association President
Jan 10 AG Myers Praises New Law to Keep Tobacco Products Away from Oregon Youth
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