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AG Marshall Urges US Supreme Court to Protect Prayer at Public Meetings
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a coalition of 22 states Wednesday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings. “Lawmaker-led prayer is woven into the fabric of American society dating back to the founding of our Republic,” observed Attorney General Steve Marshall. “Public prayer is both constitutional and a common practice throughout our country. Today more than 35 states and countless local governme ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces that Certain Alabama Consumers Now May Make Claims for Compensation from Western Union
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the claims period is now open for eligible Alabama consumers, who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service, to apply for compensation as the result of a multi-state settlement with the company earlier this year. A $586 million settlement fund is being administered by the Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program. At the time of the settlement, more than 7,624 complai ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces Murder Convictions of Cedric Orlando Young in Etowah County
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the convictions today of Cedric Orlando Young for the murders of Jabari Player and Billy Baker. Young pleaded guilty in Etowah County Circuit Court to two counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison for each count. The life sentences were imposed consecutively. Young shot and killed Jabari Player and Billy Baker in Etowah County on August 7, 2013 on the West Meighan Bridge in Gadsden. Evidence showed that Young was traveli ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision Clearing Way for Execution of Alabama Death Row Inmate
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for the execution of Vernon Madison. Madison has been on Alabama’s death row for 32 years for the 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte. “Today’s unanimous decision of the Supreme Court confirms the State’s argument that Vernon Madison is competent to be executed for the murder he committed more than 30 years ago,” said Attorney General Marshall. “The Supreme ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces Permanent Injunction to Shut Down Plumbing Company for Repeated Violations
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that a Jefferson County plumbing company, Plumbing 911, has been permanently closed by court order at the request of this office. Plumbing 911 must cease plumbing and gas services, and its owner Tony Curtis Gowins must surrender his State license and never again work in the plumbing and gas industry in Alabama. The Attorney General’s action results from repeated violations by Gowins and Plumbing 911 despite an earlier settlement ag ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Former Prattville Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Four Felony Counts
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that a former Prattville police officer pleaded guilty to felony counts of burglary, attempted burglary, theft, and impersonating a police officer in Autauga County. John Wayne McDaniel Jr., 48, of Prattville pleaded guilty Monday to one count of Theft of Property in the Second Degree of prescription medicine from a local pharmacy and to one count of Criminal Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer for claiming to be an officer of ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces Permanent Injunction to Shut Down Fraudulent Credit Repair Company
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that a Montgomery credit repair company has been permanently closed by court order at the request of his office. The order was part of a settlement the Attorney General’s Office reached with Scott’s Credit Repair and its owner/operators John C. Scott and Krystal Scott. Under the terms of the settlement, the Defendants are prohibited from engaging in any activity in the credit repair or consumer finance industries, and from owning or m ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces 2017 Safe Schools Initiative; Invites Nominations for Awards of Excellence
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall is inviting public and private schools throughout the state to submit applications for the 2017 Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence. The Attorney General’s Office will honor private school winners from north, central and south Alabama, in addition to the winners from each of the state’s eight public school board districts. “These awards offer a valuable opportunity to honor schools that are succeeding with outstanding safety ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces Closure of River City Entertainment in Morgan County
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Circuit Court of Morgan County has issued an order enjoining the operations of River City Entertainment until the resolution of pending case. The court specifically ordered that the “Defendant, River City Entertainment, and its officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, servants and any other individual, firm, partnership or corporation participating or acting in concert with them…are temporarily RESTRAINED, ENJ ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces $220 Million Multi-State Settlement with Deutsche Bank for Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced a $220 million multi-state settlement with Deutsche Bank for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR. The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. A multi-state investigation by Attorneys General revealed that Deutsche Bank manipulated LIBOR in a number of ways. Deu ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Urges Alabamians to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, Oct 28
(MONTGOMERY)--- Attorney General Steve Marshall urges Alabamians to participate in the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, October 28, at various locations throughout the state. th This year’s event—the 14 DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back--has approximately 70 collection sites scheduled to be available in Alabama this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to combat the abuse or misuse of potentia ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces Conviction of Charles Todd Henderson for Perjury, Making Him Ineligible to be Jefferson County DA
(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Charles Henderson, who was elected District Attorney of Jefferson County last fall, was today convicted of first-degree perjury, a felony, which renders him ineligible to hold the office. Due to his indictment in January, Henderson was barred from assuming the office pending the outcome of his criminal trial. The conviction arises from testimony Henderson gave prior to his election, in a domestic relations case in Jefferson Cou ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on Execution of Torrey McNabb
(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement after the execution of Torrey McNabb at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama Thursday night. “The 20-year wait for justice is finally over for the family of Montgomery Police Corporal Anderson Gordon III. In 1997, Torrey McNabb took the life of Officer Gordon, shooting him five times as he sat in his patrol car. Tonight, the family of Officer Gordon can finally seek peace.” --30-- 501 Washington Av ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Holds 18th Annual Alabama Law Enforcement Summit
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall hosted approximately 800 law enforcement officials from all over the state of Alabama Tuesday during the 18th annual Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit. The 2017 summit offered a day of instruction in ongoing and new challenges facing police officers, sheriff’s offices and State law enforcement officials. Attorney General Marshall began the summit by welcoming law enforcement officers and thanking them for their service and sacrifice to ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Life In Prison Sentence of Kharon Davis for 2007 Dothan Murder
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Kharon Torchec Davis today was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Pete Dwayne Reaves. Davis was convicted of felony murder by a jury in Houston County Circuit Court on September 22. “This sentence of life in prison delivers an important measure of justice for the family of Pete Dwayne Reaves,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Kharon Davis was convicted of felony murder and he deserves this, the most severe penalty avai ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Hails Federal Court Ruling Upholding Alabama's Redrawn Legislative Districts
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a federal court's decision to side with the State of Alabama and reject objections from the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus to three recently redrawn legislative districts affecting Jefferson County. In January of this year, a three-judge federal court held that 12 of Alabama’s legislative districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The Legislature re-drew the Senate and House plans to address the court’s decision. Thereafter ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Calls on Alabamians to Observe October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall called on Alabamians to observe October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by recognizing the terrible costs of lives lost and damaged, celebrating and honoring those who have struggled and survived, and supporting those who dedicate themselves to assist and advocate for victims of this tragic crime. “Public awareness is a vital weapon against domestic violence,” said Attorney General Marshall. “This is a pervasive and secretive cri ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Shelby County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of Dennis Allen Little. Little, 39, of Columbiana, was convicted in Shelby County Circuit Court in August 2016 for the murder of Johnny Lee Patterson. Evidence was presented at trial that on or about July 3, 2014, Little killed Patterson by stabbing him in the neck, and attempted to cover his body with old tires. Little was found by police with Patte ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Warns Against Price Gouging as Alabama Placed Under State of Emergency in Advance of Tropical Storm Nate
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Alabama’s price gouging law is in effect following the declaration of a State of Emergency by Governor Kay Ivey in advance of Tropical Storm Nate. In her declaration which took effect at 7:00 a.m. Friday, Governor Ivey cited sections 8-31-1 through 8-31-6 of the Code of Alabama that it is unlawful for any person within the State of Alabama to impose unconscionable prices (i.e., to engage in “price gouging) for the sale or rental ... Read Full Release
AG Marshall Statement on Borden Stay of Execution
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released the following comment concerning the stay of execution of Jeffrey Lynn Borden. “Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to proceed with Mr. Borden’s execution, the lower federal courts continue to place roadblocks in the victims’ family’s pursuit of justice. Because there is insufficient time to lift the stay before midnight, we will seek a new execution date as soon as possible,” said Attorney General ... Read Full Release
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