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2014 News Release Index

September 2014

September 19 - Newport News gang member convicted of 2008 double murder

September 17 - Medicaid provider and wife convicted of health care fraud

September 16 - Herring brings record $1.15 billion lawsuit against banks for defrauding Virginia taxpayers

September 15 - Virginia sheriffs, legislators, community leaders support Attorney General Herring's re-entry efforts

September 15 - Herring announces inmate re-entry effort.

September 10 - Former Piedmont jail supervisor sentenced for conspiracy, false tax returns, and bank fraud

September 8 - Statement of Attorney General Mark Herring.

September 8 - Herring launches heroin and prescription drug abuse strategy

September 5 - Gang member and associate sentenced for plotting to abduct, kill prison warden

September 4 - Statement of Attorney General Herring on verdict in trial of Governor McDonnell.

 

August 2014

August 28 - Attorney General commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud and scams.

August 21 - D.C. heroin dealer convicted at trial.

August 21 - Virginia launches comprehensive effort to address sexual violence on college campuses.

August 20 - Statement of Attorney General Mark Herring.

August 18 - Virginia asks Supreme Court for expedited review in marriage equality case.

August 14 - Fairfax area attorney sentenced to 6 years in prison for embezzling from a client.

August 13 - Statement of Attorney General Herring on 4th Circuit's decision not to stay its marriage equality ruling.

August 8 - Virginia asks U.S. Surpreme Court to review marriage equality case.

August 6 - Sonya Stumbo, operator of "Big Blue" cockfighting pit, in McDowell, Kentucky, convicted at trial.

August 6 - Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft.

August 5 - Virginia to ask Supreme Court for review of marriage equality case.

August 5 - Attorney General Herring launches statewide youth education and crime prevention program.

August 4 - Russell Co. pharmacy tech's registration suspended for stealing medications.

August 1 - Statement of Attorney General Herring on reported vote to dismantle DACA

July 2014

July 30 - Virginia settles ABC lawsuit

July 28 - Former Virginia ABC employee pleads guilty to embezzlement charges.

July 28 - Fourth Circuit affirms ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

July 26 - Statement of Attorney General Herring on the opening of the Silver Line.

July 25 - Operators of "Big Blue" cock fighting pit in McDowell, Kentucky, plead guilty.

July 24 - Georgia woman convicted of involvement in counterfeit check scheme.

July 22 - Herring helps successfully defend Virginians' access to healthcare affordability tax credits.

July 16 - Herring reaches agreement with Apple on E-Book price-fixing damages.

July 16 - Attorney General Herring recognizes Military Consumer Protection Day.

July 14 - Attorney General's Office helps shut down interstate cigarette trafficking operation.

July 10 - Chesterfield man sentenced to 9 years imprisonment for distribution, possession of child pornography.

July 2 - Governor signs Attorney General Herring's compromise legislation to combat patent trolls.

June 2014

June 24 - Former Ocwen mortgage borrowers to begin receiving claim forms.

June 20 - Statement of Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

June 19 - Attorney General Herring announces major reform and modernization initiatives.

June 18 - Virginia's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit named best in the nation.

June 17 - Virginia agrees to $550 million joint state-federal settlement with Suntrust to address mortgage, foreclosure abuses.

June 13 - Statement on Virginia Budget.

June 6 - Attorney General Herring elected vice-chair of NAAG southern region.

June 5 - Longtime Fairfax area attorney pleads guilty to embezzlement from a client.

June 4 - Attorney General Herring and 44 other Attorneys General reach $105 million settlement with GSK concerning pharmaceutical marketing.

June 2 - Attorney General Herring appoints dedicated counsel for Virginia Port Authority.

May 2014

May 19 - Governor signs trio of Attorney General's safety bills.

May 17 - Attorney General and Hopewell leaders host "Community Day".

May 16 - Vienna man sentenced to 80 months in prison in connection with heroin overdose death of McLean teenager.

May 14 - Legal community across Virginia raises more than 1.4 million pounds of food for the needy.

May 13 - Attorney General Herring speaks following same-sex marriage hearing.

May 12 - Statement of Attorney General Herring on Governor McAuliffe's actions regarding women's health.

May 9 - ** UPDATED ** Virginia and Maryland submit joint brief in appeal of dispute over state boundary, access to Potomac River.

May 6 - Office of Attorney General Mark Herring secures convictions for internet crimes against children.

May 5 - Alleged operators of "Big Blue" cock fighting pit in McDowell, Kentucky, arrested.

April 2014

April 29 - Herring advises that Virginia "Dreamers" can qualify for in-state tuition.

April 25 - Richmond area pharmacist's license revoked for excessive dispensing of opioids.

April 21 - Herring marks first 100 days in office.

April 18 - Heroin dealer sentenced in connection with three overdose deaths.

April 11 - Herring files Virginia's appellate brief in Bostic case.

April 10 - Virginia files amicus brief in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration.

April 4 - Attorney General Mark R. Herring announces additional staff appointments.

March 2014

March 28 - Attorney General Herring concludes two-week statewide public safety tour.

March 26 - Virginia consumers to receive refunds from settlement of E-Book price fixing lawsuit.

March 21 - Virginia files amicus brief in King v. Sebelius.

March 17 - Attorney General Herring launches statewide public safety tour.

March 11 - Attorney General Herring announces settlement on illegal automobile title loans.

March 8 - Attorney General Herring notes passage of important public safety and consumer protection legislation.

March 6 - Attorney General Herring warns homeowners to be cautious of letters that urge them to buy copies of their home deed.

March 6 - Attorney General Herring combats Patent Trolls.

March 5 - Piedmont Regional Jail supervisor indicted for a false tax return conspiracy with his wife.

March 5 - Major public safety bill passes General Assembly.

March 5 - Attorney General Herring recognizes National Consumer Protection Week.

March 4 - Trio of Attorney General's public safety bills go to Governor.

February 2014

February 24 - Judgment entered in Bostic case, Commonwealth moves to expedite appeals process.

February 20 - Attorney General Herring appoints panel to identify reforms, efficiencies in Office.

February 14 - Statement of Attorney General Herring following decision striking down Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

February 12 -Attorney General Herring highlights price gouging protections ahead of winter storm.

February 7 - Statement of Attorney General Mark R. Herring on Dan River coal ash situation.

February 7 - Attorney General Herring files suit against Henrico County hotel for "bait and switch" violations.

February 4 - Statement of Attorney General Herring following oral arguments in same-sex marriage case.

January 2014

January 23 - Attorney General Herring changes Virginia's legal position in marriage equality case.

January 17 - Attorney General encourages Target customers in Virginia to take advantage of free credit monitoring in wake of data breach.

January 16 - Attorney General Herring terminates outside counsel contracts in McDonnell case.

January 14 - Attorney General Mark R. Herring announces additional staff appointments.

January 11 - Statement of Attorney General Mark R. Herring on new ethics policy for the Office of Attorney General.