Vermont Attorney General

North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Vermont Attorney General Warns of Texting Scam

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The Vermont Attorney General’s office is warning wireless phone consumers about a new scam called “smishing” that is targeting Vermonters.

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North Country News
1:14 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Vermont AG, AARP to Educate Seniors, Others, on Scams

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Officials with the Vermont Attorney general's office and AARP are going to be hosting a forum in Bennington to warn senior citizens and others about the dangers of financial scams.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Vermont AG to Hold Public Forum on Stun Gun Use

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The Vermont attorney general's office will hold a public forum next week to evaluate police use of stun guns.

The forum — to be held next Monday in Montpelier — will include a panel made up of two lawmakers, the heads of the Vermont American Civil Liberties Union and Disability Rights Vermont and Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell. Members of the public will also be invited to provide comments.

Several presentations will be given on the current training and policies on the use of stun guns and the risk and benefits of using them.

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North Country News
2:20 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Vermont AG Rules Trooper Justified in Stun Gun Death

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says a state trooper was justified in using a stun gun against a Thetford man who died after he was shocked.

Sorrell says reviews by his office and the Orange County State's Attorney's office ruled that no criminal charges were warranted stemming from the June 12, 2012, death of 39-year-old Macadam Mason.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Vermont AG Accuses Company of Mislabeled Mints

The state Attorney General's office has sued a company called VerMints, saying it has mislabeled its tins of mints as Vermont products.

The suit was filed recently in Washington Superior Court. It says from 2006 to 2010, the company sold over 1.3 million tins prominently labeled "Vermont's All Natural Mints," or "Vermont's All Natural Pastilles." It says many tins also were marked "Product of the USA."

The attorney general's office says the products actually were manufactured at a plant in Canada, mostly out of ingredients that originated outside of Vermont.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vermont Attorney General Candidates Debate

One of the most-watched contests in Vermont this election season is the race for the state Attorney General.  The state’s largest newspaper recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for the position.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Donovan Concedes AG Primary Race to Sorrell

Republican attorney general candidate Jack McMullen says he is going to focus his campaign and the attorney general's office more on fighting crime.

He says Attorney General Bill Sorrell has focused his efforts on consumer protection and civil matters.

McMullen held a press conference on Wednesday in the yard of a Burlington homeowner whose neighborhood has seen a rash of drug-related property crimes.

Sorrell won the Democratic nomination in a close primary with challenger T.J. Donovan.

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