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Boone Circuit judge issues temporary restraining order to keep Beshear administration from enforcing some executive orders

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A Northern Kentucky judge has issued a temporary restraining order to keep the Beshear administration from enforcing some of their executive orders issued to control the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, a hearing was held on a lawsuit filed in Boone Circuit Court by Florence Speedway (a half-mile dirt track, not to be confused with Kentucky Speedway in Sparta), and Little...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asks legislators for law to limit governor’s powers

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Attorney General Daniel Cameron urged lawmakers to consider making changes to the law that gives a governor emergency powers. During testimony before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Cameron said the law passed in 1998, known as KRS Chapter 39A, mentioned many potential emergency situations. “Even with this comprehensive list, I’m...

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky provides critical training to strengthen communities after pandemic

Preparing Kentucky for a prosperous future after the COVID-19 pandemic begins with our youngest citizens. The latest social science shows creating healthy connections for our children help them grow into adults who strengthen Kentucky communities and build our economy. Times of high stress and uncertainty increase the risk of exposure to violence or trauma that can affect growing brains, but child...

Adams, Cameron co-chair Ballot Integrity Task Force; to monitor primary election, investigate vote fraud

Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Secretary of State Michael Adams have formed a team of election officials, law enforcement professionals and others to monitor the 2020 primary election and investigate and deter vote fraud. The Ballot Integrity Task Force brings key stakeholders in the electoral process and criminal justice system together to ensure ballot integrity. Michael Adams “As we’ve...

Cameron announces multi-state settlement of up to $12 million in restitution for Kentucky consumers

Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday announced Kentucky joined a multi-state settlement with Santander Consumer USA Inc., resulting in up to $12 million for Kentucky consumers who have defaulted on subprime auto loans. The settlement resolves allegations that Santander violated consumer protection laws by approving subprime auto loans with a high probability of default. “Santander misled consumers...

Kentucky officials want probe of price-fixing cattle prices; Cameron, Quarles seek investigation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Two of Kentucky’s Constitutional officers are banding together in asking for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate possible anticompetitive practices in the beef packing sector. Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, which states despite steady consumer demand for beef, the...

Kentucky part of 18-state coalition asking for probe into China’s role in coronavirus pandemic

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Monday he has joined an 18-state coalition calling on Congress to investigate the communist Chinese government’s role in the coronavirus pandemic. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson led the effort, sending a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, and members of House and Senate...

State Sen. McDaniel calls for criminal probe into Braidy Industry, after reports of Bouchard deception

Kentucky Today The head of the Kentucky Senate Appropriation Committee is calling for a criminal probe into Braidy Industries, amid fallout from revelations made in Delaware court filings, reported Henry Culvyhouse in the Ashland Daily Independent. Northern Kentucky’s 
Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Taylor Mill) told WDRB in Louisville this week that he is asking Attorney General Daniel Cameron to...

Angry with Beshear over veto of SB 9, Cameron keeping watch on other abortion-related bills

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today While Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 9 – the Born Alive Act – stopped one pro-life bill, several other laws from the administration of former Gov. Matt Bevin are still facing court challenges. Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he is keeping a close watch on the bills. Two are awaiting ruling from the U.S. Sixth District Circuit Court and two others...

Attorney General announces more than $112 million in annual tobacco settlement funds for Kentucky

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday that Kentucky received $112,659,718.88 million in the 2020 annual tobacco settlement payment from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). “Funds from the MSA support important programs throughout the Commonwealth, including agricultural diversification initiatives and health and education programs,” said Cameron. “Since signing the agreement,...

Attorney General warns Kentuckians of COVID-19 scammers targeting Medicaid beneficiaries

Attorney General Daniel Cameron warned Kentuckians of new healthcare scams targeting Medicaid beneficiaries related to the novel coronavirus and encouraged consumers to report these scams to the Office of the Attorney General. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers may target Medicaid beneficiaries in order to illegally bill the Medicaid program for unnecessary services and equipment related to...

Attorney General issues subpoenas to Amazon third-party sellers for price gouging during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued subpoenas to six third-party sellers in Kentucky who used Amazon’s online platform to engage in suspected price gouging during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The sellers allegedly engaged in the price gouging of essential emergency and medical supplies, including hand sanitizer and N95 respirator masks. Some sellers inflated the price of these...

Child Victims’ Trust Fund grant applications open for programs preventing child abuse, exploitation

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention (CSAEP) Board within the Office of the Attorney General is accepting Child Victims’ Trust Fund grant applications through April 22. Kentucky nonprofits, public agencies, and Children’s Advocacy Centers dedicated to eliminating child abuse and exploitation are encouraged to apply. Daniel Cameron “We’re...

Attorney General warns Kentuckians of new charity, Medicaid scams related to COVID-19 pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has warned Kentuckians of new charity and Medicaid scams related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and shared best practices to avoid the financial loss associated with these scams. “During this health crisis, we strongly encourage Kentuckians to thoroughly vet any charities that solicit donations for COVID-19 relief work to ensure donations will truly be used to...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron provides agency guidance on Open Meetings Act during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued an Opinion of the Attorney General (OAG) providing guidance to public agencies on whether they must identify a primary physical location for video teleconference meetings per KRS 61.840 during the state of emergency declaration resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Daniel CameronThe opinion, OAG 20-05, finds public agencies are not required...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announces online form to report price gouging during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced new resources for consumers to report suspected price gouging to his office during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers can now complete an electronic price gouging complaint form by visiting ag.ky.gov/pricegouging. Previously, there was no electronic means available for consumers to file price gouging complaints. The new form allows the submission of complaints...

Attorney General announces more than $170,000 returned to Medicaid program as part of multistate agreement

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control returned more than $170,000 to the state’s Medicaid program as part of a multistate agreement with web-based electronic health records company Practice Fusion, Inc. The agreement settles allegations that the company accepted payments from specific drug manufacturers in exchange for promoting the same manufacturers’...

Kentucky Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has received $300k in ResMed settlement

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the Kentucky Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has returned more than $300,000 to the state and federal Medicaid program as part of a joint settlement with other states and the federal government with ResMed Corp.. ResMed is a provider of health care goods and services, including manufacturing and selling positive airway pressure machines, masks,...

Kentucky enters multi-state settlement with PPGF to ensure donors receive adequate information

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced that Kentucky has entered a multi-state settlement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc. (PPGF) to ensure donors receive adequate information and disclosures when making charitable contributions through the company’s online fundraising platform. Cameron joins 22 other state law enforcement partners in announcing this settlement. PPGF, the charitable...

Cameron leads coalition in filing of amicus brief urging abortion clinic licensing remain with states

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Friday led a 17-state coalition in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, saying a federal court cannot require a state to issue a license to an abortion provider. The brief argues under the U.S. Constitution the licensing of such entities is left to the states, which are responsible for developing the laws and regulations...