Attorney General

As Hurricane Dorian makes its way north, reports of price gouging continue to rise along Florida's east coast.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody - flanked by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister - led a discussion in Tampa Wednesday about ways to end mental health stigma and prevent law enforcement officer suicides.

Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday said reports of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Florida prompted her to launch a statewide investigation and led to a website where people can anonymously report allegations.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office this week urged a circuit judge to dismiss a challenge to a law that imposes strict penalties on local governments and officials who violate a restriction on regulating guns and ammunition. 

A former Department of Children and Families secretary will challenge incumbent Pam Bondi in the race for attorney general, the News Service of Florida reports. Democrat George Sheldon, who was DCF secretary under Gov. Charlie Crist and was an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defeated House Minority Leader Perry Thurston in Tuesday’s primary. As News Service reports, Bondi led the Republican challenge of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The Columbus Dispatch

Urban Outfitters, a retail chain known for carrying humorous, yet sometimes controversial products, is under the spotlight for its “Prescription Line.” Attorney General Pam Bondi and 22 other AGs wrote a letter to the store asking them to stop all sales of products that mimic prescription pill bottles and pads, saying that the products “undermine” the efforts to combat prescription drug abuse, the Miami Herald reports.

A press release on Thursday touted Florida's Medicaid fraud- and abuse-fighting efforts last year, saying 437 pill mills were squashed and state taxpayers recouped nearly $50 million.  What the release failed to mention was the significant decline in fraud cases and audit recoveries.