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May 28th 2017

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that South Carolina has joined a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs. An amended complaint filed with the federal court increases the number of plaintiff states in the lawsuit from 20 to 40, which was initially filed in December 2016. The amended complaint also adds claims of alleged violations of state antitrust laws – in addition to the alleged violations of federal antitrust…

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  • P U B L I C   N O T I C E Pursuant to S.C. Code § 30-4-80, “The Freedom of Information Act,” notice is hereby given of the following meeting of the Human Trafficking Task Force called by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson: Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting March 3, 2017 10 a.m. – noon City of West Columbia Municipal Complex 200 N. 12th Street West Columbia, S.C. 29169 AGENDA: The task force will meet to discuss updates, upcoming projects, trainings and events regarding human trafficking in South Carolina. Guest speaker will be Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that restitution totaling $273,583.50 has been ordered in in South Carolina from food stamp fraud cases in 2016. During 2016, 70 individuals were convicted state-wide for food stamp fraud with $273,583.50 in restitution ordered to the Department of Social Services (DSS) related to these convictions. Over the course of the year, $150,748.59 was collected in restitution either through the probation system or by payments made directly to DSS. These results stem from the second year of a partnership targeting abuse of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known has food stamps….

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  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 is Safer Internet Day. Be smart online, and together we can create a better, safer Internet. For more information, visit www.saferinternetday.us.   Safer Internet Day 2017 from Alan Wilson on Vimeo.

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  •   News Release  Attorney General Wilson Joins 20-State Coalition Urging Senate Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court   (COLUMBIA, S.C.) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson today joined a 20-state coalition in urging Senate leaders to confirm the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The coalition expressed its support in a Wednesday afternoon letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Patrick Leahy. The letter urges the Senate, including Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham, to confirm Judge Gorsuch without delay. “Judge…

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  • The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office offers an internship program for students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited academic institution. Interns will have an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the Office while conducting research, providing administrative support, and attending court hearings, depositions, or trials as schedules permit. Interns must work  at least 15 hours but no more than 25 hours per week. Law students seeking internship opportunities should apply through the Law Clerk Program. Application Process: The Office will accept applications from February 1, 2017, until 5:00 pm on February 28, 2017. No applications will be…

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  •   (COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson today announced the release of the 2016 Human Trafficking Task Force Annual Report. Each year, the annual report details data and successes from the previous year, and outlines goals and objectives for the upcoming year. Some of the 2016 findings include: In 2016, there were 50 charges of Trafficking in Persons closed in the State courts. Of the 50 cases, 36 of those charges involved victims under the age of 18 years of age. Currently, 28 charges are pending in the State courts with 22 involving minor victims. The report is produced annually…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, today asked President-elect Donald Trump for his assistance to ensure the current administration does not relocate detainees from Guantanamo Bay to their states. In a letter to Trump, the attorneys general request that he “raise this issue personally with President Obama and procure his commitment that the outgoing administration will not seek to close Guantanamo or transfer any current detainees to our homeland.” In November 2015, Attorney General Coffman, Attorney General Schmidt and Attorney General Wilson wrote to…

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  • Columbia Man Pleads Guilty in Human Trafficking Case   (COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Trevonta Matthews (DOB: 1992) pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a human trafficking case. Matthews of Columbia pleaded guilty on Nov. 1, 2016 to one count of conspiracy to commit human trafficking, four counts human trafficking and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Honorable DeAndrea Benjamin sentenced Matthews to 17 years in prison. Once released, Matthews must register as a sex offender. Matthews was indicted by the State Grand Jury on Dec. 9, 2015. On Sept. 10, 2014,…

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