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Friday, May 26, 2017 – Austin
OAG Collaborates with Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Bring Child Predators to Justice in Gregg County
During the weeklong operation, CEU investigators conducted a proactive undercover investigation online. The four suspects were arrested after they arrived at a predetermined location to meet with children they solicited for sexual contact. Individuals arrested by CEU investigators during the joint operation are: Johnny K. Houston, Jr., Joaquin Amilcar Pineda, Shane Jeffrey Chapman and Nehemias Pineda.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton and 42 States Reach $33 Million Settlement with Johnson & Johnson Regarding the Quality of Over-The-Counter Drugs
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas will receive more than $2.2 million in a $33 million, 43-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. The settlement resolves allegations that a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson sold various over-the-counter drugs to consumers, even though some manufacturing facilities did not comply with federal standards.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: Texas Joins 10-State Coalition Urging President Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 10-state coalition in sending a letter to President Trump, urging withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. The letter states that the Paris agreement, adopted in December 2015, stands as a symbol of the Obama era “Washington knows best” approach to governing.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Announces $2 Million Settlement Payment to Baylor College of Medicine for Pediatric Neurological Research
“Baylor College of Medicine has long been a leader in researching treatments for children with neurological problems,” said Attorney General Paxton. “We are pleased that this lawsuit and settlement will allow Baylor to continue its critical research.”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Announces $18.5 Million Settlement with Target to Resolve 2013 Data Breach
“Cyber threats and identity theft are of increasing concern to Texas consumers,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Today’s settlement underscores that in the 21st century, a business that obtains consumers’ personal information must be proactive in maintaining reasonable safeguards to protect that information.”

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