Luther Strange, Part 3: Immigration law, Vocational Trades, Jobs and Mentors

January 18, 2012

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In part 3 we continue the conversation about Alabama’s immigration law.

APR: Something that has been bantered around lately is the unintended consequences of the immigration law. I tell people except for the Ten Commandments that were handed down from God to Moses all laws have unintended consequences.

Anything that is written by man is going to have unintended consequences and that typically has to be addressed after it is passed.
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AG Strange, U.S. Attorney Beck Join for Greater Awareness and Help to Victims of Human Trafficking

January 12, 2012

From the Office of Attorney General Luther Strange

(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., joined with members of the Human Trafficking Coalition for the Middle District of Alabama at a news conference today to highlight January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

“We stand together to shine the light of public awareness, bringing the tools of law enforcement and community services to expose an ugly crime and to help its victims,” said Attorney General Strange. “The great tragedy is while human trafficking is a pervasive and fast-growing crime, it is often undetected. Victims may go unrecognized and not even realize that what is being done to them is illegal or that they can ever escape. Victims are isolated from those who might help them, and trapped in a terrifying web of violence, intimidation and control. With the coordinated effort of those here today and many others, we are working to break that web and to free its victims.”
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Interview, Part 2: AG Strange on Immigration, Prisons and Tornados

January 9, 2012

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

APR: Everyday we hear how the budget is straining the state government is, how is that affecting the ability of the state to fight and prosecute crime and is there any solution to this?

STRANGE: So far, I think we are doing a good job, the DAs are doing a very good job. We are going to be fighting that budget fight early on but what concerns me is when you see the forensic labs cut. That is a good example of what really happens with law enforcement, when you can’t get your results back on a crime scene, particularly getting fingerprints back. Some of the satellite forensic labs have already been eliminated and they are being centralized at certain locations in Auburn and Montgomery, that’s a killer because the longer it takes the hazier memories get, witnesses wonder off, I am really concerned about that.
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Interview, Part 1: AG Luther Strange Talks about Staffing, BP, Bingo and Prison Overcrowding

January 3, 2012

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Recently, we had the distinct pleasure of talking with Alabama’s Attorney General Luther Strange.

Strange is entering his second year as AG and we wanted to have a conversation about the work of the last year and the things facing the state in the new year.

Much has changed around the state since Strange has taken office among those in law enforcement there is a renewed confidence in the office of the Attorney General. Luther Strange is a man that quietly exudes trust, confidence and character. His conversation is full, honest and enlightening. Since taking office Strange and his team have face momentous challenges from immigration reform to man-made and natural disasters. On every occasion, Strange has tackled each event with his unmistakable calm and conviction.
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Luther Strange talks immigration, oil spill at town hall breakfast

December 30, 2011

Staff Report

SYLACAUGA — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange attended a town hall breakfast Thursday morning at Coosa Valley Medical Center.

At the breakfast, hosted by state Sen. Jerry Fielding, Strange discussed his role in the cases of most concern to Alabama citizens.

“My main goals right now are to win the BP oil spill case and enforce the immigration law,” Strange said.

Strange, who took office in November 2010, said it has been a tremendous year of issues.
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AG Strange Announces $35.25 Million Multistate Settlement with GE Funding Over Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme

December 27, 2011

Staff Report

Press Release from the office of Attorney General Luther Strange

(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced a $34.25 million settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. (“GE Funding”) as part of an ongoing nationwide investigation of alleged illegal conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.

As part of the multistate settlement, GE Funding has agreed to pay $30 million in restitution to affected state agencies, municipalities, school districts and not-for-profit entities nationwide that entered into guaranteed investment contracts with GE Funding and two of its affiliates – Trinity Funding Company, LLC and Trinity Plus Funding Company, LLC – between 1999 and 2005. In addition, GE Funding agreed to pay a $1.25 million civil penalty and $3 million for fees and costs of the investigation to the settling states.
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