The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2021 Press Releases
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AG Tong Statement on Today's Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today regarding the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin
Attorney General Tong Urges OfferUp to Stop Sales of Fake Vaccination Cards
Attorney General William Tong today called on OfferUp, an online mobile marketplace, to act immediately to prevent fraudulent or blank COVID-19 vaccine cards from being sold on its platform.
Attorney General Tong Responds to PURA Draft Decision Rejecting Rate Stability for United Illuminating Customers
Attorney General William Tong responded today to a draft decision by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority rejecting an agreement with United Illuminating that would have provided a $46.5 million COVID relief bill credit to decrease and stabilize electric rates into 2023. PURA’s alternative draft adds $2.4 million in new costs to ratepayers, while also rejecting a $5 million voluntary contribution from UI. PURA’s move also enables UI to immediately apply for an increase in rates.
AG Tong Statement on Federal Court Ruling Affirming Governor's Authority During Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. District Court’s ruling in Amato v. Elicker affirming the Governor’s authority during public health and civil preparedness emergencies to take affirmative steps to protect public health and save lives.
AG Tong Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 35 AGs Urging Congress to Pass Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act
Letter: “As Attorneys General, we are on the frontlines of protecting public safety and ensuring that everyone in our jurisdiction can live their lives free of hate and discrimination”
Connecticut Behavioral Health Provider Pays $273k to Settle Improper Billing Allegations
Attorney General William Tong and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Leonard C. Boyle today announced that Today’s Youth LLC and its owners, Maurice Stuckey and Joyce Anderson, have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $273,000 to resolve allegations that they caused overpayments to be paid by the Connecticut Medicaid Program.
Attorney General Tong joins 24 states and the District of Columbia in urging US Department of Education to forgive loans of certain ITT Tech students
Attorney General William Tong today urged the U.S. Department of Education to cancel federal student loan debt of those who attended ITT Technical Institute.
Attorney General Tong Joins Bipartisan Coalition Fighting Unlawful Sales of Fake Vaccination Cards
Attorney General William Tong today called on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms.
Attorney General Tong Calls on U.S. Secretary of Education to Further Address Student Loan Crisis
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general, led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, in issuing a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona urging additional reforms to ease the process of paying student loans and to protect student loan borrowers from paying back debt to for-profit and defunct colleges.
Attorney General Tong Statement on President Biden's Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias
Attorney General William Tong released a statement supporting President Joe Biden’s announcement today outlining additional actions to respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias.
AG Tong Statement on Supreme Court Decision Affirming Governor's Authority During Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today regarding the Connecticut Supreme Court written decision in Casey v. Lamont affirming the Governor’s authority during public health and civil preparedness emergencies to take affirmative steps to protect public health and save lives.
Attorney General Tong Statement on Passage of S.B. 363 Out of the Judiciary Committee
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.B. 363: An Act Concerning the Duties of the Office of the Attorney General out of the Judiciary Committee today.
Attorney General Tong Warns Consumers to be Vigilant of Social Media Selling Scams
Attorney General William Tong is warning consumers to be vigilant of an overpayment scam targeting individuals selling items on social media.
Attorney General Tong Announces $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation
Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston) to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing of its surgical mesh products for women. The settlement requires Boston to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Connecticut’s share of the settlement is $1,811,069.
Attorney General Tong Calls on Facebook, Twitter to Stop Spread of Anti-Vaxxer Coronavirus Disinformation
Attorney General William Tong today led a coalition of eleven other attorneys general calling on Facebook and Twitter to take stronger measures to stop the spread of anti-vaxxer coronavirus disinformation on their social media platforms.