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Attorney General Bill Schuette Announces National "Cramming" Settlement with AT&T

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC in coordination with the Attorneys General of 49 other states and the District of Columbia. The settlement resolves the extra payment AT&T charged to consumers for subscriptions to third-party texts, such as horoscopes and sports updates. Known as "cramming", these charges typically ranged around $10/month and were often unknown to the consumer.

"Consumers should never be charged for services that they did not order," said Schuette. "We will continue to aggressively pursue anyone seeking to skirt the rules at the expense of Michigan families."

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Schuette, Wyant Announce Settlement to Stop Severe Odors from America's Largest Waste Incinerator in Detroit

October 21, 2014

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Dan Wyant today announced the State has secured a civil settlement with two Delaware-based companies to end chronic odors from the nation's largest municipal waste incinerator affecting Midtown Detroit residents.

Schuette Announces Support for Federal Bills to Provide Restitution for Child Victims of Pornography: "Child Pornography is not a victimless crime"

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he has sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014 (S. 2301, H.R. 4981). Schuette was joined by attorneys general nationwide to urge the committees to bring the bill to a vote in their letter.

Schuette Charges Lapeer County Woman for Embezzling $460k from 136 Elderly Nursing Home Residents

October 16, 2014

LANSING, Mich. -  Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his Health Care Fraud Division has charged Tina Marie Binkley, 44, of Almont, Michigan, with two 20-year felonies for her alleged scheme to embezzle more than $460,000 from approximately 136 residents of Boulevard Health Center (BHC), a Rochester Hills nursing home facility. Binkley is no longer an employee of BHC.

Schuette Offers Five Tips for Flood-Damaged Families to Avoid Scammers Attracted by FEMA Payments

October 15, 2014

LANSING, Mich. -  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a Consumer Alert with advice for Southeast Michigan families and businesses to avoid scammers seeking to profit from FEMA grants issued to repair damage caused by the massive August 11, 2014 flood.

A.G. Schuette Commends Gov. Snyder's Signature on Bills Strengthening Sexual Assault Victims' Rights

October 14, 2014

LANSING, Mich. -  Attorney General Bill Schuette today praised Governor Snyder for signing into law vital crime victim rights' legislation that strengthens the rights of sexual assault survivors.  The bipartisan package of Senate Bills 998, 1004, 1021, and 1036 sponsored by Senators Rick Jones and Bert Johnson, improves the state's system for sexual assault kit testing.

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