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Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his Office of Rate Intervention has entered into a settlement with LG&E and KU that will save Kentucky ratepayers $90 million annually – $33.2 million of that for residential customers.

Late last year, the utility companies proposed to the Public Service Commission a nearly $210 million increase in annual revenues. After studying the rate proposal, Beshear proposed the PSC dramatically reduce the rate request.

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Since taking the state’s Elder Abuse Tip Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Attorney General’s Medicaid and Abuse Office has seen an increase in calls from Kentuckians needing to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident in a state care facility.  

 

Nearly a year ago, Attorney General Andy Beshear collaborated with his staff to answer the toll-free tip line around the clock as part of his ongoing efforts to protect Kentucky’s vulnerable adults and seniors.

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In his continuing effort to promote government transparency, Attorney General Andy Beshear is releasing information to the public on the hard work of his Office of Civil and Environmental Law in 2016.

Gov. Matt Bevin requested the information from the Attorney General’s Office Feb. 2 by two letters sent to Beshear’s office.

The request by the governor focused on the AG’s Office of Civil and Environmental Law, including its Open Meetings and Open Records branch.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced an Elliott County woman has been sentenced on felony charges for Medicaid fraud.

Ruby Fraley, 56, of Isonville, was convicted earlier this month in Elliott Circuit Court on two counts of Medicaid fraud, both Class D felonies. Her sentencing was in Morgan Circuit Court this week, where she was sentenced to one year on each count, to run concurrent. The court probated her sentence. 

Additionally, Fraley paid $1,640 in restitution in advance of her sentencing.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that a Franklin Circuit Judge has ordered Florida-based Liberty Tax and Student Loan Defense to stop operating in Kentucky.

Beshear said the judge’s order, granted earlier this month, protects Kentucky consumers by preventing the company from soliciting or contacting citizens about student loans, and from entering into contracts or attempting to collect payments from them.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear partnered with sexual assault prevention advocates to hold a summit in Frankfort today to support individuals working to end Kentucky’s sexual assault forensic exam kit (SAFE kit) backlog.

The SAFE Summit was convened by the Office of the Attorney General and the Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee (SART-AC) ahead of the results from the more than 3,000 backlogged kits returning in the coming days to local police offices across the state.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. for promoting its kidney dialysis product, GranuFlo, as safe despite clinical trials finding it harmful.

The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and civil penalties for the state. It claims the company ignored the health risks associated with and the possibility of death from the use of GranuFlo, a product used in the dialysis process.