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2012 News Release Index

 

December 2012

December 19 - Henrico man sentenced to eight years for distribution of child pornography 

December 18 - Attorney General Cuccinelli warns Virginians to be on the lookout for holiday season scam artists

December 17 - Cuccinelli, Verizon Wireless applaud City of Norfolk for work against domestic violence

December 17 - Ex-staffing manager of Suffolk home health care services provider sentenced to 10 months in prison for altering records to conceal Medicaid fraud

December 14 - Attorney General Cuccinelli takes EPA to court for trying to regulate water itself as a pollutant

December 12 - Attorney General Cuccinelli, 32 state attorneys general reach $42.9 million settlement with Pfizer for unlawful marketing of Zyvox and Lyrica

December 4 - Former Roanoke man sentenced to 77 months on child porn charge

November 2012

November 29 - Cuccinelli concludes cost of bonuses to electric utilities outweighs benefits to customers

November 28 - Attorney General Cuccinelli's statement on massive call backs and hiring of miners by Southern Coal Corporation

November 16 - Attorney general announces settlement with Richmond's SportsQuest

November 15 - Update from AG's office on Jonathan Montgomery case in Hampton

November 14 - Attorney General Cuccinelli, Troutman Sanders award outstanding high school students from at-risk Richmond neighborhoods

November 13 - Richmond-based mental health provider sentenced to 48 months for health care fraud

November 13 - Attorney general's office's statement on Jonathan Montgomery

November 11 - Attorney General Cuccinelli's Statement on Veterans Day

November 7 - Maryland man pleads guilty to luring 15 year old girl into prostitution

November 6 - Attorney General Cuccinelli's statement regarding the suit filed by the Democratic Party of Virginia

November 6 - Attorney General Cuccinelli's Statement on Election Day

November 3 - Judge denies Fairfax County Democratic Committee's request for less oversight for volunteer poll observers

November 2 - Powhatan man receives maximum sentence for production of child pornography

November 1 - Attorney General Cuccinelli comments on legal victory for APCo customers

November 1 - Attorney General Cuccinelli comments on legal victory for Dominion customers

October 2012

October 31 - Attorney General Cuccinelli warns of post-hurricane "storm chaser" scammers

October 24 - State election board votes for AG investigation into voter registration dumping

October 23 - Attorney general returns another $3.3 million in Medicaid fraud recovery to General Fund

October 23 - Assistant Attorney General Marc Birnbaum named Gang Prosecutor of the Year by statewide association

October 17 - Attorney General Cuccinelli to Virginia eBook Purchasers: Settlement Credit Notification Process has Begun

October 16 - Attorney General Cuccinelli announces suit against Virginia Beach-based mortgage modification company

October 15 - Maryland man pleads guilty to transporting women for interstate prostitution ring

October 15 - Attorney General honors victims, recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5 - Attorney general returns nearly $4 million in Medicaid fraud recovery to General Fund

October 2- Roanoke man sentenced on child pornography charges

October 2- Sentencing in Abbott Labs Depakote case: Judge approves $1.5 billion settlement to resolve complaints of off-label promotion of drug

October 1 - Valentine Bloods leader sentenced to nine years in prison for soliciting murder, felony gang participation

September 2012

September 28 - Washington, D.C. man sentenced to 120 months for armed robberies of Apple delivery drivers

September 26 - Attorney general certifies abortion facilities regulations

September 24 - Cuccinelli: Qualified borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure to receive mailing, may be eligible for payment

September 21 - Cuccinelli concludes investigation of Goode petitions:  Candidate to remain on Virginia ballot

September 20 - Cuccinelli announces 11 additional arrests from "Operation Phalanx" child predator Internet sweep

September 18 - Former Roanoke Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

September 18 - Provider of home health services pleads guilty to $630,000 in Medicaid fraud

September 14 - Culpeper man sentenced to more than 50 years in prison for armed robberies, carjacking

September 14 - Gang leader sentenced to 40 years for leading juvenile sex trafficking ring of high school girls

September 6 - Attorney General Cuccinelli condemned the condemnors in Norfolk

September 6 - Maryland man arrested for transporting teen girl for prostitution

September 5 - Photo Links and Remarks from the Humane Law Enforcement Award Ceremony

September 5 - Cuccinelli receives Humane Law Enforcement Award from Humane Society of the United States

August 2012

August 31 - MS-13 gang member sentenced to 12 months for illegally re-entering U.S.

August 29 - Attorney General Cuccinelli secures $2.3 million in restitution for Virginia consumers over eBook price-fixing

August 28 - Attorney general returns another $8.6 million in Medicaid fraud recovery to General Fund

August 21 - Court finds that EPA once again violated federal law by overstepping its authority, attorney general announces

August 21 - U.S. Department of Justice clears new Virginia voter ID law - Statement of Attorney General Cuccinelli

August 17 - Springfield gang associate sentenced to 120 months in prison for role in sex trafficking high school girls

August 13 - Mental health service provider pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud

August 10 - Manassas gang associate sentenced to 276 months for role in sex trafficking high school girls and for committing multiple gun crimes

August 8 - Attorney general announces settlement with Chesapeake-based mortgage loan modification company and its owner

August 7 - Cuccinelli files friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states to protect Second Amendment rights

August 3 - Owner of Chantilly pain clinic convicted of drug trafficking, fraud charges

August 2 - Richmond man found guilty of possessing firearms related to marijuana grow operation

August 1 - Youth figure skating coach convicted on 15 counts of possession of child pornography

July 2012

July 27 -Cuccinelli statement on Richmond police overtime suit settlement

July 26 - MS-13 gang member convicted of sexually assaulting Fairfax child pleads guilty to illegally re-entering U.S.

July 25 - Culpeper man pleads guilty to armed robberies, carjacking

July 19 - Attorney general to study effectiveness of revenue enhancements offered to investor-owned electric companies

July 16 - Governor McDonnell Signs Legislation to Protect Property Rights of Virginia Citizens

July 12 - Attorney General Cuccinelli applauds court’s decision to dismiss double-murderer Jens Soering's lawsuit against Governor Bob McDonnell

July 12 - VDOT, Fairfax County file suit against EPA for unlawfully attempting to regulate water itself as a pollutant

July 6 - Woodbridge gang member sentenced to 120 months for role in sex trafficking high school girls

July 3 - Consumer affairs and human rights offices now part of attorney general's office

June 2012

June 29 - Former Henrico sheriff's deputy sentenced to nearly 8 years for receiving child pornography

June 29 - Owners of Woodbridge home health business indicted for health care fraud, aggravated identity theft

June 28 - Three men sentenced for 2005 robbery and murder of Richmond convenience store clerk
and other robberies

June 28 - Cuccinelli says after analyzing Supreme Court decision:"There are some silver linings"

June 27 - Powhatan man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

June 26 - Leader of Crips gang pleads guilty to prostituting eight juveniles

June 22 - Attorney General Cuccinelli announces settlement with Northern Virginia auto title lender for making illegal loans

June 20 -Homebuilder Toll Brothers to Pay $741,000 Clean Water Act Penalty, Implement Company-wide Stormwater Controls

June 18 - Nelson County man pleads guilty to animal fighting, bear poaching, and marijuana offenses

June 14 - Cuccinelli addresses 100 new American citizens at Colonial Williamsburg naturalization ceremony

June 12 - Richmond marketing company owner sentenced to 37 months in prison for receiving more than $545,000 in Medicaid kickbacks

June 8 - Former Richmond attorney sentenced to 45 months in prison for submitting forged documents in his own defense case

June 4 - Cuccinelli, MacBride announce sentencing of Richmond in-home therapy provider for $325,000 in Medicaid fraud

May 2012

May 24 - Cuccinelli's office hosts community and law enforcement gang training in Roanoke area

May 18 - Physician sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for embezzling money from Virginia Birth Injury Fund

May 17 - Two plead guilty to gang-led sex trafficking of high school girls

May 17 - Attorney general's anti-gang video to receive national award

May 16 - Three men sentenced for contraband cigarette trafficking

May 16 - Attorney General Cuccinelli announces $45 million settlement with Skechers USA

May 11 - Cuccinelli announces suit against Apple and e-book publishers

May 10 - Legal community across Virginia raises more than 1.4 million pounds of food for the needy

May 7 - Cuccinelli announces guilty verdict of group home owner responsible for abuse, neglect, and death of intellectually disabled victim

May 7 - Abbott Labs to pay $1.5 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations of off-label promotion of Depakote.

*Please note that this settlement is separate from the $100M consumer protection-based settlement reached with Abbott Labs on May 7, 2012. Please click here for more information.*

May 7 - Attorney General Cuccinelli announces $100 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories

May 3 - Attorney General/ George Mason University announce development of video games
to stem gang recruitment in Virginia

April 2012

April 30 - Richmond man sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for child molestation, distribution of child pornography

April 26 - Leader of Crips gang indicted for prostituting high school girls

April 23 - Attorney general announces lawsuit against VirginiaWineTour.com and Tareq Salahi

April 18 - Attorney general addresses the rising challenge of internet crimes against children at Youth Mental Health Symposium

April 12 - Two plead guilty to trafficking high school girls

April 12 - Chesterfield man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for production of child pornography

April 10 - Former VCU police officer pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

April 5 - Statement of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Thomas Haynesworth's state compensation for wrongful incarceration

April 5 - Attorney General Cuccinelli announces "Operation Phalanx"

April 4 - Valentine Bloods leader indicted for soliciting murder, felony gang participation

April 2 - Chesterfield man sentenced to six and a half years for distribution of child pornography

March 2012

March 30 - Virginia Tech wins Clery Act appeal

March 29 - AG Cuccinelli: Five alleged Crips accused of prostituting high school girls

March 23 - Attorney general announces legal victory for more than 500 police officers in overtime suit

March 20 - Attorney general argues in support of Richmond police officers in overtime suit

March 16 - Former Henrico sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

March 15 - Powhatan man sentenced to 15-years imprisonment for production of child pornography

March 14 -  US Justice Department clears Virginia's redrawn congressional districts

March 12 - Chesterfield County man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for possession of child pornography

March 7 - Law authorizing immediate release of benefits for families of those killed in line of duty will ease financial burdens

March 5 - Final defendant pleads guilty for contraband cigarette trafficking

March 2 - Statement on Va. Supreme Court ruling in University of Virginia CID case

February 2012

February 28 - Virginia, other states get day in court with EPA over greenhouse gas regulation

February 28 - Cuccinelli announces settlement with Journey for the Cure charity

February 27 - Richmond court dismisses lawsuit over GA's authority to draw congressional districts

February 24 - Senator McEachin drops law suit against Lieutenant Governor Bolling over ability to cast tie-breaking votes

February 16 - Cuccinelli warns of mortgage settlement scam calls

February 13 - Attorney General Cuccinelli reacts to General Assembly passage of property rights amendment

February 10 - Federal court dismisses suit against Virginia's congressional redistricting

February 9 - Cuccinelli signs on to $25 billion joint state-federal mortgage servicing settlement

February 7 - Cuccinelli joins law enforcement, legislators in support of Alicia's Law

February 1 - Attorney General Cuccinelli seeks federal approval of new congressional district lines under the Voting Rights Act of 1965

February 1 - Prominent state attorneys general to lead National Press Club Newsmaker on health act constitutionality as prelude to Supreme Court's March consideration

January 2012

January 31 - Supreme Court of Virginia allows suit challenging General Assembly's congressional redistricting to move forward

January 30 - Cuccinelli, Virginia leaders highlight human trafficking as top priority for 2012

January 20 - Cuccinelli addresses 25 new American citizens at Midlothian naturalization ceremony

January 17 - 2012 Legislative Agenda of Attorney General Cuccinelli

January 17 - Statement from Attorney General Cuccinelli on today's Fourth Circuit ruling in Perry et. al. v. Judd et. al.

January 17 - Cuccinelli announces settlement with fund raiser for fraudulent U.S. Navy Veterans Association

January 13 - Statement from Attorney General Cuccinelli on today’s ruling in Perry et. al. v. Judd et. al.

January 12 - Attorney General Cuccinelli announces settlement with Virginia auto title lender

January 12 - Attorney general, Capital One unveil  technology to match low-income clients to volunteer attorneys

January 4 - Former Henrico detective pleads guilty to production of child pornography 

January 1 - Cuccinelli reconsiders his call to change ballot access law for Virginia's March primary