Office of the Alabama Attorney General
2012 Year In Review
It is with great pride that I unveil my second Year in Review since I became Attorney General in 2011. As part of my continuing commitment to enforce the rule of law and do what is right for the people of Alabama, my office and our outstanding legal and professional staff are very proud of the many accomplishments we have had during 2012.
From cracking down on government corruption, to protecting consumers from mortgage fraud, to keeping our streets safe through the passage of legislation to combat looting, synthetic drugs and metal theft, to protecting our law enforcement officers, we have strived each day to be the best public law firm in the country.
With the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill case, illegal gambling, and immigration still remaining as major issues, we have continued to vigorously pursue these monumental issues and utilized our in-house attorneys and resources, saving the State of Alabama millions of dollars. Alabama is continuing to work closely with the United States Department of Justice and the other Gulf States to hold BP and the other defendants fully accountable for the disaster in the Gulf. At the time of this publication the trial is underway in New Orleans.
In April, I launched a major cooperative initiative among state agencies to fight public corruption through the Special Prosecutions Alliance. The mission of this Alliance is to deter corruption, increase confidence in government, and effectively and efficiently investigate and prosecute significant criminal violation of public trust.
The National Association of Attorneys General honored my office with two Best Brief awards at the Summer meeting in June 2012, continuing a 10-year tradition in the Solicitor General’s Office. The awards continued with the Century Council Leadership Award being awarded to me in December 2012 for my efforts to educate citizens, especially college students, on the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving.
I am proud of the accomplishments and achievements that have occurred as the result of our teamwork. As good stewards for the people’s time and money, we are producing the report in electronic format again this year.
Click here to download the 2012 Year in Review
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