Massachusetts Attorney General’s office News

Pipeline Company Agrees to Pay $800K in Fines, Road Fixes in Massachusetts

A natural gas pipeline company and one of its contractors has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle allegations that they violated Massachusetts environmental protection laws during the construction of a natural gas pipeline in 2017, and another $500,000 to repair …

Equifax to Pay $18M Over Data Breach Affecting Nearly Three Million Mass. Residents

One of the largest consumer credit reporting agencies in the country has agreed to pay $18.2 million and undertake significant injunctive relief following a massive data breach in 2017 that compromised the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents, …

Wendy’s Pays $400K to Resolve Child Labor Law Allegations in Massachusetts

Fast-food chain Wendy’s has agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated child labor laws by having teenage employees at dozens of Massachusetts restaurants work later and longer than allowed, the state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday. The …

Massachusetts Insurance Agency CEO Charged in $270K Insurance Fraud Scheme

The president and CEO of a Taunton, Mass., insurance agency has been indicted in connection with an alleged embezzlement scheme that left client companies uninsured. David Pietro of Sandwich, Mass., and his company, DGP Miles Insurance Agency of Taunton, were …

Massachusetts Holds 7th Annual National Cyber Crime Conference

More than 700 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and investigators from across the U.S. and Canada recently attended the seventh annual National Cyber Crime Conference hosted by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The three-day conference serves as the largest of its …

2 Auto Lenders Settle in Massachusetts, Agree to Pay $7.4M in Relief

Two national auto lenders have agreed to provide a total of $7.4 million in relief to more than 2,000 Massachusetts car buyers over allegations they charged excessive interest rates on their subprime auto loans. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced …

Mass. Drivers to Receive $5.4M in Relief on High-Interest Auto Loans

A national auto lender has agreed to provide $5.4 million in relief to more than 450 Massachusetts consumers over allegations that it charged excessive interest rates on its subprime auto loans, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Under the terms …

Mass. AG: Agency to Pay $3.5M for Inflating Premiums With Hidden Fees

Authorities announced that a former retail insurance agent with Peabody, Massachusetts-based Kilgore Insurance Agency, along with the agency’s owners, have been ordered to pay more than $3.5 million in restitution and interest for overcharging clients, mostly small business owners, by …