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  • 3/16/2021

New, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Announced by Attorney General Jeff Landry, Senator Rick Ward, Representative Denise Marcelle, and Other Members of the Drug and Specialty Courts Commission

AG Jeff Landry: This is not a Republican bill or a Democrat bill; rather, it is a Louisiana bill and it is one that will reduce crime, reduce drug use, and reduce costs to taxpayers.

  • 3/12/2021

Biden Moves to Insure Welfare Benefits for Immigration Applicants, Louisiana Petitions Court to Intervene

AG Jeff Landry: Hard-working taxpayers in Louisiana should not have their tax money taken to fund those who wish to cross our border in search of free benefits.

  • 3/11/2021

Problem Gambling Awareness Month: Great Time to Learn Warning Signs, Says Attorney General Jeff Landry

AG Jeff Landry: Problem gambling affects people of all races, creeds, and religions. By educating our State’s people of the warning signs of problem gambling, my office and I hope to make Louisiana a safer place.

  • 3/10/2021

Jefferson Parish Man Arrested for Cyber Crimes Against Kids

AG Jeff Landry: Child pornography is an intolerable crime that inflicts lifelong damage to the victims. In conjunction with our law enforcement partners – we will continue working to bring to justice those who possess, distribute, and manufacture sexual abuse images or videos of children.

  • 3/9/2021

Use Caution When Conducting Online Marketplace Transactions

AG Jeff Landry: As we mourn the death of Mr. Vindel, Louisiana should also become aware of best practices to help stay safe with online marketplace transactions.

  • 3/8/2021

New Iberia Man Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

AG Jeff Landry: Crimes against children are intolerable offenses. My office and I are committed to using every tool we have to aggressively pursue child predators.

  • 3/8/2021

Statement by Louisiana Department of Justice Administrative Services Deputy Director on Release of Employee Complaint

Dep. Dir. Schober: What was released today are the accusations. Accusations get investigated and decisions concerning discipline are made based on our ability to validate the accusations. Just as our office in criminal matters does not convict people based on accusations, we discipline based on the evidence.

  • 3/5/2021

West Monroe Man Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

AG Jeff Landry: My office and I remain committed to protecting Louisiana's children from predators. We will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to make our State a safer place.

  • 3/4/2021

Freeport-McMoRan Receives Attorney General Authorization to Resolve Coastal Claims

AG Jeff Landry: While I believe these claims are best decided by a full and final adjudication, I will not interfere with a private company seeking relief from the immense uncertainty litigation injects into Louisiana’s energy industry.

  • 3/4/2021

LADOJ Issues Statement After Court Decides How to Proceed with Public Records Request

Dir. Angelique Freel: As Judge Kelly declared, our office ‘followed the letter of the law…sought guidance from the Court and did everything a public official must do;’ we were ‘not arbitrary or capricious in any way’; we were ‘diligent’ in handling the matter.

  • 3/2/2021

Former Sheriff's Deputy Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

AG Jeff Landry: Child pornography is a heinous crime that inflicts lifelong damage to the victims. My office and I are committed to investigating and arresting those who exploit our children, no matter their professions or positions.

  • 3/1/2021

Consumer Protection Week: Great Time to Learn Scams and Safety Tips, Says Attorney General Jeff Landry

AG Jeff Landry: Education is the most critical component to fighting fraud. This annual awareness week is a great time to learn more about common scams and the ways to guard against them.

  • 2/25/2021

St. Bernard Parish Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

AG Jeff Landry: Child pornography is a horrific crime that repeatedly victimizes children. My office will continue doing everything in our authority to find and arrest those that manufacture, distribute, and possess sexual abuse images and videos of children.

  • 2/18/2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry Urges Biden to Arrest and Remove Unlawful Immigrants Convicted of Sex Crimes

AG Jeff Landry: We cannot allow America to become a sanctuary jurisdiction for sexual predators. The Biden Administration must reverse their decision on Operation Talon immediately.

  • 2/12/2021

Two Louisiana Men Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

AG Jeff Landry: My Cyber Crime Unit works day in and day out to protect Louisiana’s children. We will continue working with our law enforcement partners to find and arrest child predators.

  • 2/11/2021

Avoid the Traps of Online Romance Scams

AG Jeff Landry: According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers lost more than $200 million to romance scams in 2019—up nearly 40% since 2018. It is important for Louisiana consumers to recognize the warning signs of phony profiles and be proactive in guarding personal information.

  • 2/8/2021

State of Louisiana Joins Federal Lawsuit Against Jefferson Parish School Board Over Violations of Ka'Mauri Harrison's Constitutional Rights

AG Jeff Landry: The Legislature even unanimously passed a law expressly reaffirming that the home is not school property and discipline policies cannot treat it the same. The Board's dogged insistence upon continuing to do so is not only senseless and wrong, but it is also a waste of taxpayer dollars.

  • 2/4/2021

Louisiana Secures Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with McKinsey & Co for Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

AG Jeff Landry: This is a great start in holding accountable those who have stoked the fire of the opioid crisis. My office and I will continue working to treat the addicted, relieve their families, and protect the public from this horrific epidemic.

  • 2/3/2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry Continues Fight Against Unconstitutional Firearm Permitting

AG Jeff Landry: Every American has a God-given, fundamental right to self-defense; whether a person is inside or outside his home has no bearing on that right. New York’s restrictive policies decrease public safety and violate the Second Amendment.

  • 2/2/2021

Gag Order Lifted in Historic Louisiana Abortion Case

AG Jeff Landry: Access should never be able to supersede safety. I will continue to defend laws that ensure the health and safety of women and girls from abortion providers in Louisiana who do not comply with the laws and regulations of our State.