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ICYMI: AGO Week in Review

The Red Sand Project
Over the weekend, the Utah Attorney General’s Office partnered with the Junior League of Salt Lake, Backyard Broadcast, and rock-star Representative Angela Romero on behalf of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) to raise awareness about the fight against human trafficking. 

Federal Court Grants Motion on WOTUS
U.S. District Court granted the Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Utah and ten other states and blocked the implementation of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in those jurisdictions. “We are encouraged that the federal government has agreed with the merits of our challenge.”

AGO Files Charges Against Former Victim Advocate
The charges focus on a misappropriation of donations made to the Summit County Victim Assistance Program. The total amount of funds found to have been misused is in excess of $5000.

ICAC Task Force Charges Man with 10 Felony Counts of Child Exploitation
More than 1,000 files of child pornography were found on the laptop of a Salt Lake City man, whic led to the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force to execute a search of residence.

AG Reyes Announces $100 Million Settlement
An investigation conducted by a group of 42 state Attorneys General offices discovered fraudulent conduce on behalf of Citibank and its representation of the LIBOR benchmark interest rate. State AGs have now recovered $420 million from LIBOR-setting panel banks for misconduct. 

DOJ Responds to Utah ACA Lawsuit
Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) responded to the Utah Attorney General’s motion, along with 19 other states, to preliminarily enjoin the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The DOJ agreed with Utah that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.

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