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Attorneys general call on Amazon, Whole Foods to provide paid leave to employees during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a group of 15 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general ask them to provide paid sick and family leave as required …


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Consumer Alert: Per Governor’s order, Md. registered vehicles cannot be towed for expired registrations

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh reminded residents that, in an effort to control and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020. This declaration affected the operations of many state agencies, including the Motor Vehicle Administration. On March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan ordered that …


Maryland Secretary of State, Attorney General warn of possible COVID-19 charity scams

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Federal Trade Commission has reported that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus, including through the sale of counterfeit products and the solicitation of money and personal information. When charities request donations in response to the coronavirus, Marylanders may feel duty-bound to donate in an effort to help their neighbors. Maryland’s Secretary of State John C. …

Frosh joins lawsuit challenging border wall funding

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s diversion of  $3.8 billion for the construction of the border wall. In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the court should again rule that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) diversion of already-allocated funds to the construction …

DOJ charges elder fraud defendants nationwide and launches hotline

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale this week in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of last year’s …

Baltimore man convicted in connection with carjacking ring that operated in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday announced the conviction of a Baltimore man on charges connected to a violent carjacking ring. Justin Scroggings, 25, of Baltimore, was part of a ring that operated in multiple counties in Maryland. Following a bench trial, Scroggings was found guilty of common law conspiracy, participating in a theft scheme of over …

Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with Event Ticket Sales LLC, Guinio Volpone

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the Maryland Consumer Protection Division had settled charges against Nebraska-based Event Ticket Sales, LLC, an online event ticket reseller, and its owner, Guinio Volpone, for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and Maryland’s Interference With Internet Ticket Sales law. Charges against Event Ticket Sales and Volpone were initially …

Attorney General warns Marylanders about ‘winning’ lottery letter scam

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s Consumer Protection Division warned consumers on Monday of a lottery mail scam targeting local residents. The scam letter claims the recipient has won the Mega Millions International Lottery 2019 Draw and includes a counterfeit reproduction of the Maryland Mega Millions logo. The sender of the letter has no affiliation with the Mega Millions …