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ATTORNEY GENERAL DANBERG, PHILIP MORRIS USA REACH LANDMARK AGREEMENT TO REDUCE ILLEGAL INTERNET CIGARETTE SALES

Date Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2006
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Carl Danberg today announced that Philip Morris USA (“PM USA”) has agreed to incorporate protocols aimed at combating the illegal sale of PM USA cigarettes over the Internet and through the mails.




Ameriquest Will Pay $325 Million and Reform its Lending Practices to Resolve States’ Investigations

Date Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2006
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases Fraud

Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that Ameriquest Mortgage Company, the nation’s largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $295 million to consumers and make sweeping reforms of practices that states alleged amounted to predatory lending. Ameriquest also will pay a total of $30 million to the 49 states and D.C. that are participating in the settlement agreement for costs of the investigation and consumer education and enforcement..




ATTORNEY GENERAL’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ISSUED REGARDING ELECTION COMMISSIONER’S POLITICAL ACTIVITY

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced that his office has issued today an Attorney General’s Investigative Report on whether State Election Commissioner, Frank Calio, violated Delaware law through his articles and commentaries discussing political subjects.




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