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Montana DOJ Partners with State Groups to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice is working with several partners to continue to raise awareness of human trafficking in the state, starting with an event this Sunday in Missoula. The First Annual Run for Freedom, organized by the Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Project, is being held to raise funding to support the Montana Anti-Trafficking…

State Warns Montanans of Holiday and Lottery Scams

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice and the Montana Lottery are working together to raise awareness of holiday and lottery scams. “For most of us, the holidays are a time to enjoy the fellowship that comes with the season,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “Unfortunately, it’s also a time when criminals are the most…

Attorney General Fox Recognized with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s 2014 Leadership Award

Today, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, is recognizing Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, who has shown an outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking in Montana. Attorney General Fox has made it a priority to prevent underage…

Columbia Falls Baker Found Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

A Helena jury found Velma Faye Irvin guilty yesterday of felony Theft of workers’ compensation benefits paid by Montana State Fund. Irvin, 51, was employed as a baker at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. On May 3, 2013, Irvin filed an injury report with Montana State Fund, claiming she had hurt her arm…

Shire Pharmaceuticals Pays $56.5 Million to Resolve Off-Label Marketing Allegations

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC engaged in off-label marketing campaigns that improperly promoted five of its drugs: Adderrall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda and Pentasa. Shire Pharmaceuticals, a Pennsylvania based company, will pay the states and the…

Montana Joins Nine States in Brief to Defend Citizens’ First Amendment Rights

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana has joined West Virginia and eight other states in an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to support an Arizona church’s fight against a local sign ordinance that the church says stifles its freedoms under the First Amendment. The brief asks…

AG Fox Asks Montanans to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

HELENA – On Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Montana Department of Justice, local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription…