The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2019 Press Releases
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AG TONG, DSS COMMISSIONER GIFFORD, COMPTROLLER LEMBO ANNOUNCE FALSE CLAIMS ACT LAWSUIT AGAINST THERAPY UNLIMITED FOR ALLEGEDLY SUBMITTING FALSE CLAIMS TO CONNECTICUT'S MEDICAID AND STATE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS
Attorney General William Tong, Connecticut Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford, and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, today announced a lawsuit against Therapy Unlimited, LLC and its owner, Catherine Risigo Wickline, for allegedly engaging in pervasive and illegal schemes to submit false claims to Connecticut's Medicaid program and the state employee/retiree health plan for millions of dollars of reimbursements that they were not entitled to receive.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG AND GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCE LAWSUIT AGAINST IRS AND SECRETARY MNUCHIN
Acting to protect Connecticut taxpayers from the harmful effects of the Trump Administration's federal tax overhaul, Attorney General William Tong and Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the State is joining a multistate lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Treasury Department.
AG TONG STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ANNOUNCEMENT
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration announced it would stop trying to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
AG TONG, DCP COMMISSIONER SEAGULL ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT WITH HEALTH INSURER PREMERA OVER FAILURE TO PROTECT SENSITIVE DATA OF MILLIONS NATIONWIDE
Attorney General William Tong and 29 other attorneys general filed a settlement today that requires Premera Blue Cross to pay a total of $10 million because of its failure to secure sensitive consumer data.
AG TONG, COMMISSIONERS SAADI AND SEAGULL, AND CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD CAUTION CONSUMERS AGAINST MILITARY IMPOSTER AND AFFILIATION SCAMS
Attorney General William Tong, Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, and Major General Francis J. Evon Jr., Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard, today marked Military Consumer Month by urging residents to remain vigilant against military imposter and affiliation scams.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN CIVIL DETENTION
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of attorneys general, led by California and Massachusetts, in filing an amicus brief to defend the human rights of immigrant children in civil detention in the United States.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION OPPOSING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULE TO DENY CRITICAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO IMMIGRANTS
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 23 states led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine today in submitting a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) opposing a new rule proposal that would deny housing assistance to mixed-status families that include any undocumented immigrants.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON TEXAS V. U.S. ARGUMENTS
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement as a federal appeals court hears arguments today in Texas v. U.S
AG TONG APPLAUDS NINTH CIRCUIT DECISION THAT MAINTAINS RULING BLOCKING CONSTRUCTION OF BORDER WALL
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today regarding the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision to deny the Trump Administration's emergency motion for a stay of the district court's order blocking construction of a border wall in California, New Mexico and Arizona with funds that were unlawfully diverted, while the appeal is pending.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE EQUAL ACCESS TO SHELTERS, REGARDLESS OF GENDER IDENTITY
Attorney General William Tong, as part of a multistate group of 16 attorneys general, urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to rescind its proposal that would prevent transgender and gender nonconforming individuals from having equal access to safe homeless shelters.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG FILES SUPREME COURT BRIEF TO PROTECT LGBTQ+ EMPLOYEES FROM DISCRIMINATION
(Hartford, CT) — On the heels of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that began the modern gay rights movement, Attorney General William Tong joined Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, New York Attorney General Letitia James and 19 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that federal anti-discrimination laws protect LGBTQ+ employees. The coalition will be filing the brief in three cases pending before the court that involve workers being fired based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
AG TONG STATEMENT ON TRUMP'S DECISION TO ABANDON EFFORTS TO ADD CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO 2020 CENSUS
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced today it would abandon its unrelenting effort to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS LAWSUIT TO FORCE EPA TO ISSUE RULE ON TOXIC ASBESTOS
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in filing a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to initiate a rulemaking to help regulate asbestos.
- 7/1/2019 ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT AFTER JUDGE BLOCKS TRUMP DIVERSION OF FUNDS FOR BORDER WALL
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION
Today, following the Supreme Court decision blocking the Trump Administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Attorney General William Tong encouraged residents of Connecticut to participate in the census and ensure an accurate count.