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Attorney General Fox Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that his Office of Consumer Protection, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, reached settlements with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that include at least $90 million in payments, and that resolve allegations that…

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 57 New Officers

At a ceremony this morning in Helena, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 57 new officers who will serve 26 different agencies across the state. The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice, providing basic and advanced training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers throughout the state.…

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…