Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and 32 of their fellow attorneys general have achieved a settlement with Santander Consumer USA Inc. (Santander) that includes approximately $550 million in relief for consumers with more relief in additional deficiency waivers expected.
Attorney General Jeff Landry has released the quarterly list of children’s products that have recently been recalled, and he is encouraging Louisiana parents, guardians, and caregivers to take precautions to protect their little ones.
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s selection of Dr. Cade Brumley as the new superintendent of Louisiana’s K-12 schools which serve 720,000 students statewide.
United States Attorney David C. Joseph and the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Task Force announced the availability of approximately $158,043 in PSN grant funds for the Western District of Louisiana.
United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser, Eastern District of Louisiana, United States Attorney David C. Joseph, Western District of Louisiana, United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin, Middle District of Louisiana, jointly announced that the State of Louisiana received $9,688,333 in a Department of Justice grant to respond to the public safety challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19.
President Trump signed into law today the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act,” a $484 billion additional coronavirus aid package that will add more than $300 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act, including $60 billion for loans to be made by small financial institutions such as banks and credit unions.
U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser joins the Department of Justice and communities nationwide in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, celebrating victims’ rights, protections and services throughout.
Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser, sent a letter to hospital executives throughout Southeast Louisiana on April 15, 2020, asking for their assistance in identifying individuals and companies that may have acquired vital medical supplies for the purpose of hoarding or price gouging.
The U.S. Department of Labor and Valero Refinery Company – a global manufacturer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products in Norco, Louisiana – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.
U.S. Attorney Brandon J. Fremin of the Middle District of Louisiana, who also serves as the Executive Director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF), again urges the public to be vigilant of potential fraud and schemes relating to the Internal Revenue Service COVID-19 economic impact payments, which will soon be disbursed.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana and the Internal Revenue Service –Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) warned Louisiana taxpayers to be alert about possible scams relating to COVID-19 economic impact payments.