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Schuette: Coalition of States Strike Down Abusive Military Consumer Lender

 July 29, 2014

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that a partnership of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 12 states had reached a global settlement with a military consumer lender known as Rome Finance Company, based in California and Georgia.

Protecting the Great Lakes Schuette and Wyant Put Enbridge on Notice: Reinforce Pipeline Beneath the Straits of Mackinac

 July 24, 2014

LANSING - Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Dan Wyant today sent a formal notice to Enbridge addressing the requirement to install additional anchors for two oil pipelines laid in the Mackinac Straits more than sixty years ago.

Schuette Announces Felony Charges Against Four Southeast MI Individuals, Four Companies in National Federal-State Mortgage Rescue Fraud Sweep

 July 23, 2014

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced felony charges against four Southeast Michigan individuals and three companies for operating fraudulent mortgage rescue or loan modification schemes. Schuette also announced the conviction of a New Haven mortgage rescue modification company on charges of violating the Credit Services Protection Act. Many are accused of scamming victims into paying large upfront fees, doing nothing to help them avoid foreclosure, ultimately resulting in victims losing their homes.

Schuette to Respect Vote by Detroit Pensioners to Waive Constitutional Protections, Support Grand Bargain

 July 21, 2014

LANSING - Attorney General Bill Schuette today released the following statement in response to the City of Detroit's report that a majority of pensioners, including retired cops and firefighters, approved the City's proposed Plan of Adjustment:

"All along, I have sought a positive resolution that respects the Constitution, moves Detroit forward, protects pensioners, and preserves the Detroit Institute of Arts in public trust for the people," said Schuette.

Independent AG Report on Ionia Prisoner Escape Released

 July 21, 2014

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the release of his Department's independent report on the escape of convicted murderer Michael David Elliot from the Ionia Correctional Facility on Superbowl Sunday, February 2, 2014.

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