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March 30, 2020

Complaints keep rising during COVID-19 pandemic  

DES MOINES ― Attorney General Tom Miller’s office has created a new form for consumers to report price gouging, as the number of reports continues to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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March 25, 2020

AGs call on Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Craigslist, Walmart to do more during COVID-19 pandemic 

DES MOINES ― Attorney General Tom Miller joined a letter with 31 other attorneys general to urge Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously monitor price-gouging practices by online sellers using their services. 

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March 25, 2020

Settlement of unprecedented lawsuit dissolves 'rescue' organizations 

DES MOINES — Iowans who operated an alleged puppy laundering ring have agreed to dissolve their “pet rescue” nonprofits, permanently cease deceptive operations, pay the state $60,000, and submit to other restrictions as part of a settlement with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. 

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March 16, 2020

Walk-ins at office will be restricted until further notice  

DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office will remain open but will not accept walk-in appointments or other face-to-face meetings until further notice, for the protection of employees and the public. 

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March 10, 2020

Watch out for bogus treatments, phishing scams and other problems 

DES MOINES — Iowans should look out for price gouging and other scams related to the COVID-19 virus, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warns. 

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February 24, 2020

Judge says owner continues to ignore state orders

DES MOINES — A former Atlantic vehicle recycler must pay an additional $50,000 penalty for violating environmental laws and ignoring state orders to clean up the abandoned site, a judge has ruled.  

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February 21, 2020

Former ag secretary will oversee OxyContin maker's compliance

DES MOINES -- Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement after Purdue Pharma announced that it had named former U.S. Agriculture Secretary and Iowa Gov.Tom Vilsack as monitor: 


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February 18, 2020

Barnum investigation leads to lawsuit against associates for alleged national scams 

DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General’s investigation into Quad Cities-based national advertising scams has led to a civil lawsuit against another telemarketing operation. 

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February 11, 2020

Miller’s office wins permanent injunction against Barnum’s companies 

DES MOINES — A Polk County judge has ordered a Quad Cities-based telemarketing operation to pay nearly $2.6 million and permanently banned it from doing business after finding the operation had defrauded small businesses across the nation. 

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January 29, 2020

Judge rules that Moravia Hardwoods must pay $25,718, halt timber buying 

DES MOINES -- A judge has ordered a Moravia lumber company to pay the state $25,718.50 after finding it had cut down dozens of trees in Stephens State Forest in Lucas County. 

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