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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…

Montana Joins 16 States to Challenge President’s Unilateral Executive Action on Immigration

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement after Montana joined 16 other states in legal action challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration: “Under the United States Constitution, the president’s role is limited to faithfully executing the laws passed by Congress. He can neither bypass the peoples’ elected representatives when they don’t…

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…

Montana Submits Comments on EPA’s Sweeping ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Proposal

House Speaker, agricultural community, counties, homebuilders voice opposition to proposal Yesterday, the Montana Attorney General’s Office submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding proposed rules that would dramatically expand their regulatory authority over all waters in any way connected to navigable waters. “The referenced rule-making proposal…

Attorney General Fox Thanks Legislature for Work on CSKT Water Compact

Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox thanked the legislature’s Water Policy Interim Committee for its work on the proposed Water Rights Compact between the State of Montana, the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, and the United States. This afternoon, the committee concluded a two-day work session on the compact. “Members of…