The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2019 Press Releases
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ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG CAUTIONS CONSUMERS AGAINST SAFE HOME SECURITY INC.'S BUSINESS PRACTICES
After the Office of the Attorney General filed a motion for contempt alleging Safe Home Security Inc. violated the terms of its 2014 settlement, Attorney General William Tong is warning consumers to remain vigilant against the company's business practices.
STATE ANNOUNCES JOINT FEDERAL-STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT SETTLEMENT WITH WATERBURY SOCIAL WORKER
(Hartford, CT) –Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced a joint federal-state settlement with a school social worker who will pay $145,855 and will be suspended from participating in Connecticut's Medicaid program for three years to settle allegations that she submitted false claims for payment for psychotherapy services for children who were Medicaid recipients.
LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT IN CONNECTICUT PASSES JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement after the Judiciary Committee voted 24 to 15 to pass legislation strengthening the Office of the Attorney General's ability to enforce civil rights laws in Connecticut.
- 4/8/2019 ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY
AG TONG, 21 STATES OPPOSE DEVOS ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE INVESTIGATIONS INTO STUDENT LOAN INDUSTRY
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 21 state attorneys general led by Washington, New Jersey, and Colorado in a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to renew their request that the Department reverse limitations placed on the routine disclosure of student loan information to state law enforcement agencies.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG FILES MOTION TO BLOCK PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM DIVERTING FUNDS AND RESOURCES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A BORDER WALL
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 20 states led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today in filing a motion to block the Trump Administration's attempt to unlawfully divert $1.6 billion in federal funds to build a border wall.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTI-STATE AMICUS BRIEF PROTECTING WOMEN'S ACCESS TO ABORTION SERVICES
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general today in filing an amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to affirm a lower court's finding that a Kentucky law that severely restricts access to abortion services is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG ANNOUNCES FALSE CLAIMS ACT SETTLEMENT WITH NEW HAVEN DENTIST
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today announced a $252,913 settlement with New Haven dentist Robert Sorrentino to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for oral surgery and maxillofacial services to the Medicaid program.
AG TONG JOINS 39 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN EXPRESSING CONCERN REGARDING HHS PAIN MANAGEMENT DRAFT REPORT
Attorney General William Tong joined members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sharing concerns about the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Draft Report.
AG TONG JOINS COALITION OPPOSING TRUMP-IMPOSED FOOD STAMP WORK REQUIREMENTS
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 21 states and territories in opposing an unlawful Trump administration effort to strip residents of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly called “food stamps.”
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG AND COALITION FILE BRIEF IN CENSUS CASE CHALLENGING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPT TO ADD CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO THE 2020 CENSUS
Attorney General William Tong and a coalition of 18 states, 16 local governments, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, led by New York, filed a merits brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. Attorney General Tong released the following statement:
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOTIFIES FORMER ARGOSY, ART INSTITUTES STUDENTS OF LOAN FORGIVENESS OPTIONS
In letters to 49 Connecticut online students of two recently closed for-profit schools, the Office of the Attorney General provided information about federal student loan forgiveness options.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON TRUMP THREAT TO CLOSE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding the latest threat by President Donald Trump to close the U.S.-Mexico border.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG FILES SECOND CIRCUIT AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF WAYZARO WALTON
Attorney General William Tong today filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Wayzaro Walton who is facing imminent deportation and separation from her family due to misapplication of Connecticut's pardon laws.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WARN AGAINST FEE FOR BENEFITS SCHEME
After becoming aware that Connecticut veterans have been charged potentially illegal fees for preparation of veterans' benefit applications, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and Connecticut Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Thomas Saadi urged veterans and their families to immediately report such schemes and reminded the public that it is illegal to charge for preparation or presentation of veterans' benefit applications in most circumstances.