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Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall’s Request to Stay Jefferson County Circuit Court Ruling Against Alabama Memorial Preservation Act
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional. “I am pleased that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State’s motion to stay the Circuit Court’s ruling,” said Attorney General Marshall. “We think that U.S. Supreme Court precedent clearly demonstrates that ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Felony Ethics Conviction of Former Clerk of Town of Pisgah
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the felony ethics conviction of the former clerk of the Town of Pisgah in Jackson County. Jennifer Lynne Hall, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally using her official position to steal $64,254 from the Town of Pisgah. Hall was sentenced in Jackson County Circuit Court to 12 years, of which the first 10 years is to be served on supervised probation with the requirement that she make monthly payments of $535 in restitution. If H ... Read Full Release
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on Execution of Triple-Murderer Domineque Ray
(MONTGOMERY) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement Thursday night in response to the execution of death-row inmate Domineque Ray at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. “For 20 years, Domineque Ray has successfully eluded execution for the barbaric murder of a 15-year-old Selma girl,” said Attorney General Marshall. “In 1995, Ray brutally deprived young Tiffany Harville of her life, repeatedly stabbing and raping her before leaving her body in a cotto ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Formation of Economic Crime Alliance of Alabama
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall and representatives from federal and state law enforcement announced the formation of the Economic Crime Alliance of Alabama (ECAA) to fight financial crime in the state. The group held its first meeting on Wednesday morning at the Attorney General’s Office. The ECAA was originally launched in the early 2000s to provide a statewide support system for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of financial, economic and high-technology crim ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Marshall Releases Report on Officer-Involved Shooting Death of Emantic Bradford Jr. to Hoover Police Dept. and Alabama SBI
(MONTGOMERY) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today informed the Hoover Police Department and the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation that he has concluded that the Hoover police officer who shot and killed Emantic “E.J.” Bradford Jr. at the Riverchase Galleria mall on November 22, 2018, did not commit a crime under Alabama law and thus will not be criminally charged for his actions. The Attorney General further noted that it was his understanding that the Federal Bureau of In ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Marshall Announces Support of 21 Other States to Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Alabama’s Dismemberment Abortion Case
(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Steve Marshall said he is pleased that 21 other states are supporting Alabama in his petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s law banning dismemberment abortions. The State of Louisiana was joined by 20 additional states in an amicus curiae brief filed today in the case of Marshall v. West Alabama Women’s Center. On December 20, 2018, Attorney General Marshall filed a cert petition with the Supreme C ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Conviction of Former Department of Public Health Employee Convicted of Stealing from Agency
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of a former employee of the Alabama Department of Public Health for stealing more than $18,000 from that agency. Crystal Laschell Fountain, 45, of Montgomery, pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree theft of property. She was sentenced in Montgomery County Circuit Court to two years imprisonment and was ordered to pay full restitution. Fountain, a former administrative support assistant with the Alabama Department of Pu ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Welcomes 11th Circuit Decision to Reinstate Dismissal of Lawsuit Against the Alabama Uniform Minimum Wage and Right-to-Work Act
(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded a federal appeals court’s decision that reinstates the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the State of Alabama regarding its minimum-wage law. In the case, Lewis v. Governor of Alabama, the full U.S. Court of Appeals th for the 11 Circuit today vacated a decision handed down last July by a three-judge panel of that court, which reversed the district court’s dismissal of the lawsuit. In light of today’s th decision, the full 11 Circu ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Reminds that Nominations Are Being Accepted for 2018 Safe Schools Initiative; Deadline is Feb. 25
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall is reminding public and private schools throughout Alabama that nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Safe Schools Initiate Awards of Excellence. The deadline for schools to submit applications is February 25. This spring, the Attorney General’s Office will honor private school winners from north, central and south Alabama, in addition to the winners from each of the state’s eight public school board districts. “These awards offer a ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Files Motion to Stay Jefferson County Circuit Court Ruling Against Alabama Memorial Preservation Act
(MONTGOMERY) -- Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the State of Alabama has filed a motion to stay a January 14, 2019, Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment declaring the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional. The motion to stay, filed Friday morning in Jefferson County Circuit Court, seeks to preserve the status quo condition of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham pending the State of Alabama’s appeal of th ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Medical Device Business Services Inc. Regarding Deceptive Practices in Promotion of Hip Implant Devices
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today that he and 45 other Attorneys General reached a $120 million Consent Judgment with Johnson & Johnson and Medical Device Business Services Inc. to resolve allegations of unlawful promotions of metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. Medical Device Business Services Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the consolidation of several companies formerly known as DePuy Inc., DePuy Orthopedics (or ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Butler County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the murder conviction of Jimmy Earl Little. Little, 31, of Greenville, was convicted in Butler County Circuit Court in June 2018 for the murder of Martin Wilson. Evidence at trial established the following facts regarding Little’s murder of Wilson on the afternoon of August 26, 2015. Wilson was visiting with a group of friends at a house on South Street in Greenville. Little, who was a ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Promises “Relentless” Pursuit of Traffickers on Human Trafficking Awareness Day
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall released the following statement in support of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is today, January 11. “Not only is human trafficking a global tragedy, it is heartbreakingly present in our own state of Alabama. Human trafficking is only behind drug trafficking as the second largest criminal industry in the world, with an all-time high of 27 million victims enslaved today. It is hard for us to fathom that such a vile practice as slavery exi ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall released the following statement in support of Alabama law enforcement personnel as America celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. “Those who answer the call to serve and protect do it not for the money or the prestige– there isn’t enough of either to repay them for their commitment to keeping the peace. They put on a badge each day because they love their community and want to keep it safe. Let us always remember the sacrifice ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Montgomery County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the murder conviction of Clarence Morris Lamar. Lamar, 35, of Montgomery, was convicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court in August 2017 for the murder of Cordarryl Foxhall. Evidence was presented at trial regarding an altercation that ended with Lamar murdering Foxhall on May 9, 2015. Foxhall was with a group of people in the parking lot of Gibbs Village housing project and became in ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Calls on New Congress to Support Border Wall
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called on the new Congress convening today in Washington to fully fund a border wall to protect Americans and uphold the rule of law. Attorney General Marshall also criticized incoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for deliberately ignoring border security by pushing a budget plan that funds every remaining federal agency for the balance of fiscal 2019 except for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “It is the f ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Multistate Agreement with CEC, For-Profit Education Company, to Waive Loan Collections and Reform Practices
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a settlement between the Attorneys General of 48 states and the District of Columbia and the for-profit education company Career Education Corporation (CEC). The corporation has agreed to reform recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting more than $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally. CEC is based in Schaumburg, Ill., and currently offers primarily online courses through American InterContinental U ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Joins 50 States, District of Columbia, in $575 Million Settlement with Wells Fargo
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced a $575 million settlement between the 50 states and the District of Columbia and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to resolve claims that the bank violated consumer protection laws of Alabama and other states. Alabama’s portion of $7.9 million will cover attorneys’ fees, given Alabama's leadership role in the negotiations, and will assist in funding the consumer protection efforts of the Attorney General's Office. The settlement resolves c ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces $68 Million Multistate Settlement with UBS AG (“UBS”) for Artificially Manipulating Interest Rates
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced a $68 million multi-state settlement, with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a far-reaching impact on global markets and consumers. The Attorneys General of 39 states and the District of Columbia allege that UBS misrepresented the integrity of the LIBOR benc ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Conviction and Jail Sentence for Former Department of Transportation Employee
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction and sentencing of a former Department of Transportation employee for theft of more than $20,000 in metal intended for use on state roads. Christopher Lee Hobbs pleaded guilty on December 18 in Montgomery County Circuit Court to first-degree theft of property, was sentenced to three years, which was suspended for time served and three years of probation. Additionally, he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2 ... Read Full Release
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