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Attorney General Enters Partnership with FCC

Apr 01, 2022

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a new robocall investigations partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Memorandum of Understanding between state and federal investigators establishes information-sharing and cooperation structures to investigate spoofing and robocall scam campaigns. “Michigan residents have received more than a billion robocalls since 2018,” Attorney General Nessel said. “My department’s […]

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Attorney General Issues Opinion on ADA Accommodations

Feb 11, 2022

At the request of two state senators, Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an opinion addressing open meeting requirements and attendance accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Last month, Senators Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) requested an opinion on how Michigan’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) intersects with federal law when […]

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Senators’ Request for Investigation into Governor Declined

Mar 19, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel responded to a request by Senator Jim Runestad (R-White Lake), and signed by additional state senators, to open an investigation into Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of COVID-19 patients in Michigan nursing homes. On February 23, the senators signed a letter raising concerns regarding the governor’s COVID-19 processes and policies for nursing […]

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Attorney General Announced New Chief Legal Counsel

Feb 12, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that John VanDeventer will serve as her new chief legal counsel. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney, focusing on commercial bankruptcy. He’s also worked for the Service Employees International Union, for former Governor Jennifer Granholm’s re-election campaign, and with the Michigan Corrections Organization. Mr. VanDeventer earned his law […]

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Attorney General Creates New Division

Jul 10, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the creation of the Criminal Investigations Division, led by former Lansing Police Chief Capt. Thomas Fabus. The goal of the division is to allow the department to more effectively and uniformly complete thorough investigations covering a variety of subjects, while providing resources and strengthening partnerships with federal, state, and local […]

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Attorney General Voices Concern with EPA Policy

Apr 17, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 13 other Attorneys General in response to a newer policy limiting civil enforcement of Federal environmental laws.  The new policy was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 13, in response to COVID-19, but without an end date. In the policy, the EPA states […]

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Attorney General Ramps Up Price-Gouging Investigations

Mar 27, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel recently assigned a team of special agents to assist her attorneys in gathering information related to the high number of price-gouging complaints her office has received. The team is comprised of highly trained criminal investigators and they will help her office visit stores to evaluate details of complaints, assist with online […]

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Attorney General Announces Office Changes

Mar 13, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced two new division chiefs and the creation of a new division this week. The newly created Criminal Trials and Appeals Division combines the department’s Criminal Division and the Criminal Appellate Division. It will handle all general, criminal trial and appellate work for the department, along with habeas proceedings. Mark Blumer […]

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