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40 Attorneys General Announce Historic Google Settlement over Location Tracking Practices

LANSING, Nov. 14, 2022 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that Michigan, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is the largest multistate Attorney General privacy settlement in the history of the U.S. Michigan will […]

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Michigan AG Nessel Responds to Securing Sanctions Against Attorneys Involved in Frivolous Election Lawsuit

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released the following statement in response to U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker granting sanctions against Michigan attorneys Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom and Stefanie Junttila, along with Texas attorney Sidney Powell:  “I’m pleased to see that the Court has ensured there is accountability for the attorneys who perpetuated meritless arguments in court. It has remained abundantly clear from the outset that this lawsuit aimed to do nothing more than undermine our democratic […]

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Michigan AG Nessel, SOS Benson Respond to Sanctions Hearing Against Attorneys Involved in Frivolous Election Lawsuit

LANSING, July 12, 2021- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are responding to Monday’s sanctions hearing involving Michigan attorneys Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom and Stefanie Junttila, along with Texas attorney Sidney Powell:  “After watching today’s hearing, it remains clear these attorneys refuse to recognize the damage they’ve done by continuing to pursue and defend this lawsuit,” Nessel said. “There is a big difference between […]

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Michigan AG Nessel Reacts to Verdict in Chauvin Case

LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released the following statement in response to today’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:  “The death of George Floyd has rightfully been recognized as murder by the jurors in the trial of Derek Chauvin.  It is now the obligation of elected officials, community leaders and the law enforcement community throughout this country to recognize the need […]

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Flint Water Prosecution Presses on in Court

LANSING, March 9, 2021 – Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud today commented on a pattern of behavior by former Governor Rick Snyder’s legal team to discredit Michigan’s grand jury process following a hearing in Genesee County’s 67th District Court. The hearing comes one day after the legal team for Jarrod Agen – who is among the nine individuals indicted on criminal charges in the Flint Water Crisis […]

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AG Nessel Issues Statement in Response to News of John Geddert’s Death

LANSING February 25, 2021 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after learning from authorities of John Geddert’s death. Geddert was the subject of a criminal complaint filed earlier today by the Attorney General’s office. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking […]

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AG Nessel’s Office Files 24 Criminal Charges Against Twistars USA Gymnastics Coach John Geddert

LANSING February 25, 2021 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has filed 24 criminal charges against John Geddert, former US Olympics gymnastics coach and former owner of Lansing-area Twistars USA Gymnastics Club, accusing him of committing at least one sexual assault and multiple incidents of physical abuse against dozens of his young female athletes.  Geddert, 63, of Grand Ledge, was expected to turn himself in to authorities today at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Substation in Delta Township and was scheduled […]

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Michigan AG Nessel’s Office Files Response with SCOTUS in Last-Standing Lawsuit That Seeks to Overturn Election Results

LANSING – Even after Congress has certified the Electoral College’s votes, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office continues to defend against the baseless claims of widespread fraud in Michigan’s Nov. 3 presidential election.   The Michigan Department of Attorney General on Thursday filed a response to a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court for the case King, et al v […]

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US District Judge Denies Motion to Overturn Election

LANSING, January 4, 2021 – In a spirited opinion, US District Judge James E. Boasberg of the DC District Court today denied plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in Wisconsin Voters Alliance v Vice President Michael R Pence Boasberg’s opinion concluded by saying that “the plaintiffs have established no likelihood of success on the […]

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SCOTUS Denies Texas’s Attempt to Overturn Election Results in Michigan, Other States

LANSING December 11, 2020 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following comment after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by Texas to invalidate the results of the Nov. 3 general election in Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important reminder that we are a nation […]

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Michigan: Wolverine Watchmen Cases Continue in Court

LANSING, November 16, 2020 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s prosecution against the eight men facing domestic terrorism charges for an alleged plot to storm the Capitol building and kidnap elected officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, continued Friday with a bond hearing for two of the defendants in Jackson County 12th District Court.  Joseph Morrison and Paul Bellar appeared in court Friday before Judge Michael Klaeren. Bellar’s bond […]

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Michigan Court Rules Trump’s Election Lawsuit Unlikely to Succeed on Merits

LANSING, Nov. 5, 2020 – The Michigan Court of Claims ruled today that a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was unlikely to succeed on the merits and denied a request by plaintiffs for immediate relief to stop the counting of ballots. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s Press […]

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Michigan AG Nessel Charges 8th Man in Terrorism Plot

LANSING, October 15, 2020 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged an eighth individual for his alleged participation in a plan of domestic terrorism that included storming the Michigan Capitol building and harming government officials.  Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is charged with material support of an act of terrorism, a 20-year felony.  It is alleged that Higgins provided assistance in the plan to […]

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AG Nessel Charges 7 under Michigan’s Anti-Terrorism Act as Part of Massive Joint Law Enforcement Investigation

LANSING, October 8, 2020– Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel – in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Andrew Birge, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Michigan State Police – announced today a joint law enforcement effort that, after months of work, culminated Wednesday night in the execution of a […]

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