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Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former Louisville MPD detective in death of Breonna Taylor

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday the completion of the Special Prosecution Unit’s (SPU) investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. The findings of the investigation were presented to a Jefferson County Grand Jury, and the Grand Jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. “The...

Kentucky Supreme Court hears suit brought by three businesses related to Beshear’s executive orders

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on whether Gov. Andy Beshear exceeded his Constitutional authority on executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic. 
A lawsuit was filed in June by three Northern Kentucky businesses: Florence Speedway, Bean’s Café and Bakery, and Little Links to Learning, a daycare center. The suit was not filed due to...

Multi-state settlement of more than $7 million in debt relief to help former ITT students in Kentucky

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a multi-state settlement resulting in more than $7 million in debt relief for former ITT Technical Institute (ITT) students in Kentucky with loans from PEAKS Trust. The settlement resolves allegations that PEAKS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (DBNTC), Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware (DBTCB), and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (DBTCA) violated...

State officials warn Kentucky voters of bogus mailers and texts; election scams aimed at Kentuckians

Secretary of State Michael Adams and Attorney General Daniel Cameron are warning Kentuckians about two election scams. In one, Kentuckians are receiving letters from a group called the “Center for Voter Information,” pushing them to register to vote. However, the letters have been sent to people who are already registered to vote. The Center purports to have a Frankfort address on its mailers,...

Cameron announces $84M multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Company over safety issues

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a more than $84 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc., over allegations Honda concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal airbag systems installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States. The systems were designed and manufactured by Takata Corporation, a long-time...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron files motion to defend placing Marsy’s Law on November ballot

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court to defend placing Marsy’s Law, a proposed constitutional amendment that provides a “Bill of Rights” for crime victims in Kentucky, on the November ballot. “The Kentucky Constitution permits the General Assembly to place proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot for consideration by the people,” said Attorney...

As Kentucky’s number of coronavirus cases rise, Beshear calls AG’s action ‘truly frightening’

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear did not mince words when talking about Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s motion filed Wednesday to block all of the governor’s orders and guidelines instituted since March to protect the spread of COVID-19 and to stop him from issuing future orders. “It is truly frightening,” Beshear said of the motion, which he said would “remove the authority...

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...