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December 31, 2003

"First USA/Bank One has agreed to police solicitations made by telemarketers who buy the bank's credit card customer lists," Miller says. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said today that First USA/Bank One has agreed to strong protections for consumers from alleged unfair and deceptive practices by independent telemarketers that...

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December 23, 2003

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller today challenged the Legislature to increase funding for drug treatment. "It's the most important thing we can do now to stem the state's methamphetamine problem and fight all drug-related crime," he said. Miller proposed $29 million of new spending for drug treatment and prevention....

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December 17, 2003

Comment of Attorney General Tom Miller: "The Court has upheld and validated the DataMaster alcohol breath testing program, which is used by all levels of law enforcement all over the state. Hundreds of cases hinged on this result, and we are very pleased that the Court upheld use of the...

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December 16, 2003

Checks are heading to 2,886 Iowa households. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said today that checks totaling $1,511,142.98 are being sent starting today to 2,886 Iowa households as part of the state's settlement with Household International, Inc., one of the largest "sub-prime" mortgage lenders in the U.S. The minimum...

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December 11, 2003

"We allege the mailings are used to identify elderly consumers who are vulnerable to big-ticket telephone scams mostly operating out of Canada," Miller said. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that his office has seized about 7000 pieces of mail at a commercial mail-drop in Clive -- thwarting...

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