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May 31, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge today sentenced Nebraska film and video producer Dennis Brouse to ten years in prison for his role in the Iowa Film Office tax credit fraud case. Brouse, 61, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, produced and starred in the public television and DVD series “Saddle Up...

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May 30, 2012

AGs: GI Bill funds should count toward 90 percent cap on schools' federal money limit (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller and colleagues from 21 other states Tuesday sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in the Higher Education Act that is harming American...

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May 11, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) In a letter signed by 38 state and territorial attorneys general, Attorney General Tom Miller urged ten movie studios to adopt published policies to eliminate tobacco depictions in youth-rated movies. “It’s no secret that movies can influence children. When young people see actors glorifying smoking in youth-rated...

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May 7, 2012

Iowa share is more than $1.4 million in 45-state consumer protection prescription drug settlement (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today joined 44 other states and the District of Columbia in announcing a $100 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories over allegations of illegal off-label marketing of its Depakote drug....

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May 4, 2012

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) A Scott County judge Thursday ordered a Bettenfdorf company and its owner to pay a $35,000 civil penalty for asbestos, solid waste, and open burning violations. District Court Judge Mark J. Smith assessed the penalty against Rockingham-Lunex Co., of Bettendorf, and its owner, William T. Schmidt, 62, of...

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May 1, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A new statewide alert system that notifies victims when authorities have served a protective order is now fully operational, announced Attorney General Tom Miller. The system, called the Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program, or IPONDA, provides automatic near real-time, around the clock notifications via...

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