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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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Assistant Attorney General Assigned to Upper Peninsula Office

Feb 21, 2020

For the first time in more than a decade, the Department of Attorney General has stationed an assistant attorney general in the Upper Peninsula. Late last year, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced plans to expand services to U.P. residents by staffing the Marquette Office, located on Northern Michigan University’s campus, with a full-time assistant attorney […]

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Attorney General Restructures Department

Jan 03, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced structural changes to the department, which she hopes will strengthen important functions, and emphasize consumer protections, education, and safety. Additionally, she believes the changes will ensure that key investigations and initiatives are appropriately staffed to succeed. The structural changes include: Re-assigned four criminal attorneys to focus solely on elder […]

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