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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…

Department of Justice Operation Results in Arrests for Sexual Abuse of Children

Last Friday, agents with the Montana Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested two individuals in Glendive for attempting to have sex with a child. Dawson County Attorney Olivia Rieger has charged Steven Cory Unger and John Allyn Parker with one count each of Sexual Abuse of Children. The suspects were arrested after…

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…