Combating Violence with Kindness
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Combating Violence with Kindness

COMBATING VIOLENCE WITH KINDNESS Utah Legislature Passes Resolution Designating April as #MSDkindness Month SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Legislature passed HCR 22, Concurrent Resolution Designating April as #MSDkindness Month, which aims to pay tribute to the victims who lost their lives in the senseless act of violence that was committed …

SafeUT App Downloaded Over 5,000 Times
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SafeUT App Downloaded Over 5,000 Times

On the heels of the deadly attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Utah itself experienced a string of high school threats of violence that resulted in the investigations at four different schools: Box Elder Middle School, Eastmont Middle School, Wasatch High School, and Springville High School. …

AG Reyes Co-leads NAAG Effort to Pass CLOUD Act
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AG Reyes Co-leads NAAG Effort to Pass CLOUD Act

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes AND Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan Lead Bipartisan Coalition Urging Congress to Pass the CLOUD Act 36 Attorneys General Join Letter Calling on Congress to Pass Law In a bipartisan letter sponsored by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan, and …

Fighting Against the Opioid Epidemic
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Fighting Against the Opioid Epidemic

Utah currently ranks 4th in the nation for opioid drug overdose deaths, losing six people a week to the epidemic. This is a national health crisis and a priority of the Attorney General’s office since Sean D. Reyes took office. In June, Attorney General Sean Reyes joined Brian Besser, DEA …

Human Traffickers Receive Maximum Penalty
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Human Traffickers Receive Maximum Penalty

OGDEN COUPLE SENTENCED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING Utah Attorney General’s SECURE Strike Force Headed Up Prosecution After pleading guilty to two counts each of human trafficking, Lynnsie Reddish and Terrance Jones were sentenced on Monday, January 22nd, to an indeterminate prison sentence of 1-15 years on each count, the maximum sentence …

AG’s Office Releases Draft Opinion on 3rd Congressional District Special Election
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AG’s Office Releases Draft Opinion on 3rd Congressional District Special Election

UTAH AG’S OFFICE RELEASES OPINION ON CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS Controversial request spotlights conflict between state law and legal ethics SALT LAKE CITY – Today, the Attorney General’s Office received a waiver from Governor Herbert allowing it to release a legal opinion to the legislature on issues related to the special election …

Quinlen Atkinson Sentenced for Human Trafficking
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Quinlen Atkinson Sentenced for Human Trafficking

Weber County, Utah  December 20, 2017 –Attorney General Sean Reyes today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of Quinlen Atkinson to human trafficking.  Atkinson pled guilty to Human Trafficking, a second degree felony. Atkinson was arrested and charged by the Utah Attorney General’s Office, SECURE Strike Force, last year as …

A.G. Reyes Announces a $220 Million Multi-state Settlement with Deutsche Bank for Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks
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A.G. Reyes Announces a $220 Million Multi-state Settlement with Deutsche Bank for Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks

LIBOR manipulation hurt government and not for profit counterparties in Utah and across the country SALT LAKE CITY  October 30, 2017 – Attorney General Sean Reyes today announced a $220 million settlement with Deutsche Bank for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR. This is a benchmark interest rate that …

Utah Attorney General Recovers $1.6 Million for Medicaid in Dispute with Mylan Over Misclassification of Epi-Pen
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Utah Attorney General Recovers $1.6 Million for Medicaid in Dispute with Mylan Over Misclassification of Epi-Pen

SALT LAKE CITY October 27, 2017 – Attorney General Sean Reyes announced today that proceeds of a settlement with Mylan pharmaceutical have been delivered, and Utah has settled allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P. (Mylan).  The settlement will resolve allegations that Mylan knowingly underpaid rebates …

Utah Opioid Task Force Encourages Access to Naloxone Rescue Kits
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Utah Opioid Task Force Encourages Access to Naloxone Rescue Kits

Naloxone rescue kits are legal and save lives, says Opioid Task Force leaders SALT LAKE CITY  October 26, 2017 – Upon receiving reports that naloxone rescue kits were being confiscated, the Utah Opioid Task Force reiterated the legality of the life-saving kits and encouraged first responders, healthcare workers, and others …