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May 21st 2018

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — May 21, 2018 — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson, led a bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general to call on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic and stem diversion. “Diversion of prescription opioids has devastated communities in our states,” said Attorney General Wilson and the other attorneys general in their letter. “The consequences of turning a blind eye to suspicious opioid order cannot merely be a cost…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.)  – May 18, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is co-leading a coalition of 14 states in sending a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, applauding the Department’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which aims to allow for more small businesses to become eligible to participate in Association Health Plans (AHPs). “In an uncertain legal and regulatory environment where healthcare costs continue to rise and choices are limited, Americans need more options and predictability for affordable healthcare,” said Attorney General Wilson. “We applaud the Department of Labor’s efforts in seeking to allow eligible small businesses the…

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  • (GREENVILLE, S.C.) – May 17, 2018 – Attorney General Alan Wilson joined Greenville County Schools today at the launch of a new educational initiative aimed to empower South Carolina high school students with the skills to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription medications and understand the dangers of misusing these drugs. The program launch was held at Mauldin High School with representatives from the student government as well as school and district leadership.   The program, developed by EVERFI, the nation’s leading technology innovator used in one-in-seven high schools nationwide, is available in select high schools across the state at…

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  • (SUMTER, S.C.) – May 18, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces the guilty plea and sentencing of a Sumter County man who defrauded Geico out of over $10,000. On May 16, 2018, Shyquan Marquez Soloman, 20, pleaded guilty to Presenting a False Claim for Payment Over $10,000.  Under the Youthful Offender Act, Judge D. Craig Brown gave him a sentence not to exceed 6 years.  This sentence was suspended to 5 years of probation.  A special condition of probation is for Mr. Soloman to pay $10,166.45 in restitution.  Probation may terminate upon payment in full of all fines,…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – May 14, 2018 –  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has announced the creation of the Money Services Division of the Attorney General’s Office.  The recently enacted South Carolina Anti-Money Laundering Act names the Attorney General as Commissioner over money transmitters and currency exchange businesses in this state.   Starting today, [Monday, May 14,] the Money Services Division will begin accepting applications for licenses to conduct money transmission and currency exchange services in South Carolina.  Applications will be required to be made using the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System.   “The licensing and review process will protect the interests of…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – May 3, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today State Grand Jury criminal gang-related indictments of eight people in Richland, Lexington, and Newberry Counties on murder, attempted murder, burglary, conspiracy and other offenses.  The indictments allege that the defendants committed these crimes as members of a criminal gang. “These indictments describe a gang that allegedly carried out acts of violence throughout the Midlands,” Attorney General Wilson said. “The State Grand Jury, the Attorney General’s Office, and state and local law enforcement will continue to work together to make our communities safer.” The indictments were handed…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – May 1, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is part of a coalition of seven states that filed a lawsuit today against the federal government to end the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted lawful presence and work permits to nearly one million unlawfully present aliens without congressional approval. As of August 21, 2017, DACA led to U.S. citizenship for 1,056 aliens and provided a pathway to citizenship for 39,514 aliens – even though the Obama administration promised the program would not grant any pathway to citizenship. Siding with the rule…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – April 27, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that the State secured $81,104,834.10, in its share of the annual tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) Payment. “These payments are incredibly important to the taxpayers of South Carolina because they mean the tobacco companies are repaying the state for some of the costs related to smoking,” Attorney General Wilson said. In 1998, the Attorney General’s Office joined 45 other States, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories in settling claims with the then four major U.S. cigarette manufacturers.  The MSA is the largest financial…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – April 26, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is part of a 20-state coalition that today filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. In February, the same 20-state coalition filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, explaining that Congress rendered all of Obamacare unconstitutional by doing away with the tax penalty in Obamacare’s individual mandate when it enacted President Trump’s tax overhaul. In the motion for a preliminary injunction, the 20-state coalition told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that…

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