Official Account—DC Attorney General Karl Racine
Haitian immigrant ➡️ Washingtonian since age 3. Standing up for every District resident, every day.
Nov 10, 2022 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: My office is suing Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the Commanders, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the NFL for colluding to deceive District residents—the heart of the Commanders’ fanbase—about an investigation into toxic workplace culture.
After public reporting revealed that sexual misconduct, harassment, and misogyny ran rampant for decades at the team, the defendants promised DC residents that the league was going to fix this toxic culture, including by fully cooperating with an independent investigation.
Aug 31, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NEW: Today, we’re suing Michael Saylor - a billionaire tech executive who has lived in the District for more than a decade but has never paid any DC income taxes - for tax fraud.
We’re also suing his company, MicroStrategy, for conspiring to help him evade taxes he legally owes on hundreds of millions of dollars he’s earned while living in DC.
Jul 26, 2022 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
NEW -> We took action against Wawa, alongside 6 other states, for failing to protect their customers’ personal information & allowing a data breach that compromised close to 44,000 DC residents’ data.
Wawa failed to implement effective data security measures and, as a result, hackers breached their computer network and stole customers’ sensitive payment card information.
In failing to protect customers’ data, Wawa violated DC consumer protection & data breach laws.
Jan 29, 2022 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
There have been some inaccurate assertions made in the past few days about how my office prosecutes crimes that I want to correct. Follow along.
My office prosecutes all violent crimes committed by juveniles where we have strong evidence, as the standard of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt, and where the arrest is constitutional.
Anyone, including a young person, who commits a violent crime should be held accountable.
May 25, 2021 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: Today my office filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon for illegally abusing and maintaining its monopoly power by controlling prices across the online retail market and violating DC law.
For years, Amazon has controlled online retail prices through its restrictive contract provisions & policies. Amazon requires third-party sellers to agree that they won’t offer their products anywhere else online – including their own websites – for a lower price than on Amazon.
Since late April 2020, OAG received 240+ calls for assistance from tenants and tenant advocates and sent more than 70 cease and desist demands to housing providers, many involving threats of eviction.
Aug 18, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
If Postmaster General DeJoy is, in fact, delaying his policy changes to the Postal Service until after November’s election, today marks a victory for democracy and the American people.
But we have no intention of dropping the troubling questions his proposed reforms have raised.
We will investigate any action taken by this administration impacting the election, and we’ll sue to prevent any effort to jeopardize the integrity of the vote.
Jul 27, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
It’s with deep sadness that I share the passing of my hero and mother, Dr. Marie Racine.
My mom had a PhD in French & Linguistics from @Georgetown, was fluent in 8 languages, and was a Professor Emeritus @udc_edu for 45 years. She was active in numerous organizations focused on education, women’s rights, and social justice in the US, Latin America, and #Haiti.
Jun 19, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Today we celebrate #Juneteenth, a holiday observing the end of slavery in the United States.
In many ways, this holiday commemorates not how far we’ve come over the last 155 years, but how much more work we have to do to achieve true freedom and equality.
Today there’s a multigenerational, multiethnic, and worldwide movement crying out for reform, crying out to be heard, and demanding that our society dismantle systemic racism and address inequality.
Jun 9, 2020 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
TUNE IN at 5pm today as I testify at OAG’s Budget Oversight Hearing about proposals that will help our office increase public safety and save the District money: dc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.ph…
This is a difficult time for us all.
#COVID19 has taken hundreds of our neighbors and put substantial financial strain on businesses, workers, and the District’s coffers.
Our office stands ready to continue to protect DC residents and help the District save money.
Jun 2, 2020 • 17 tweets • 36 min read
Welcome to today's #AskDCOAG Twitter Chat on the impacts of gun violence in DC and ways we can make our city safer.
🚨 BREAKING: Today our office sued Monsanto for knowingly selling toxic cancer-causing chemicals that polluted the District's environment, including the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers: bit.ly/2ysy975
For decades, Monsanto maximized profits by knowingly promoting and selling toxic chemicals that contaminated the District’s land, water, and wildlife, putting the health of our residents at risk.
Estimates show clean-up will cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
May 6, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NEW FUNERAL HOME CONSUMER PROTECTIONS: DC residents will now benefit from more price transparency in the funeral industry and a new Consumer Bill of Rights for Funeral Home Establishments: bit.ly/35Jfu2T
Under the @councilofdc emergency #COVID19DC legislation, funeral homes must:
✅Post prices online for the first time
✅Provide itemized bills/receipts
✅Inform consumers of their rights
May 5, 2020 • 19 tweets • 25 min read
Welcome to today's #AskDCOAG Tuesday Twitter Chat!
We hope to hear from you today about ways we can help children with anxiety.
TODAY at 11am: I will join @MayorBowser for her daily #COVID19DC press conference to provide updates on OAG’s enforcement of emergency protections for DC consumers, workers, tenants, and vulnerable residents.
Now more than ever, we need to better shield bereaved families from unknowingly overpaying for funeral services.
I’m leading 22 states urging the @FTC to enhance federal consumer protections for funeral home services: bit.ly/34Xx3Mp@FTC Insufficient pricing transparency in the funeral industry inhibits accurate comparison shopping & exposes consumers to being overcharged.
We're calling for providers to:
*Publicize prices online
*Standardize pricing disclosures
*Safeguard consumer funeral funds from misuse/fraud
Apr 21, 2020 • 18 tweets • 23 min read
Welcome to today's #AskDCOAG Tuesday Twitter Chat!
We hope to hear from you today about ways we can all combat child #SexTrafficking.