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Synthetic Drug Regulation: OAG Partners with Local Business Groups and Boost Community Education Efforts about the Sale of Synthetic Drugs in District Establishments

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The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has reached an agreement with the Korean-American Grocers Association of Washington (KAGRO), a leading local business group, to educate its members about the sale of synthetic drugs in their establishments.

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District Judge Cracks Down on Business Entities Not Properly Registered to Conduct Business in the District

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D.C. Superior Court Judge Okun issued an order permanently enjoining William S. Loiry, a Florida-based conference promoter, from operating in the District of Columbia until his company is properly registered. Loiry has been conducting business in the District for nearly 20 years through his company Ultimate Events and other entities. Read More →

District Reaches $19.4 Million Settlement with Food-Service Contractors for D.C. Public Schools

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The District has reached a $19.4 million settlement that resolves contractual disputes between D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and Chartwells, a division of Compass Group USA, Inc. and Thompson Hospitality Services LLC. The multi-year contract disputes were over school meals.

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Senate Confirms Past DC Bar President John Cruden as the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division

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Statement Released by United States Attorney General Eric Holder 

“I am delighted to welcome John Cruden back to the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“John has already devoted more than two decades of his life and service to the department – enforcing our nation’s environmental laws; protecting our air, water, land, and wildlife; defending federal agencies; and honoring U.S. treaty rights and obligations to Native Americans. From Exxon Valdez to Love Canal to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, John Cruden has consistently demonstrated the tenacity, the leadership, and the strength of character that represents the very best that this Department of Justice has to offer. He is uniquely qualified to lead this division’s efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change, illegal wildlife trafficking, pollution, and natural resource management, among many other pressing issues.

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Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine Announces Co-Chairs and Key Transition Team Personnel

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Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine named Pauline Schneider and Natalie Ludaway as Co-Chairwomen of his transition team. Racine said, “We are very pleased that Pauline Schneider and Natalie Ludaway are coming on board.  Pauline’s reputation is sterling, and her knowledge of Government and Finance will be a significant contribution in preparing to operate the first independent Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Natalie is a trusted and close friend, and we served together on the D.C. Judicial Nominations Committee. Like Pauline, Natalie has an impeccable reputation in the practice of law. I am very lucky to have their counsel.” 

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The Big Race: DC's First Election for Attorney General

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CANDIDATES: Five lawyers—Lorelie Masters, Karl Racine, Edward “Smitty” Smith, Lateefah Williams and Paul Zukerberg;are vying to be the first-ever elected D.C. attorney general in the November election. The candidates appeared last week at a forum, above, at O’Melveny & Myers.

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