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Attorney General Wins $539,000 Judgment against Couple for Fraudulently Enrolling Children in DCPS

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has won a $539,000 judgment against a couple for fraudulently enrolling their three children in D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) while they lived in Maryland and Virginia. The decision comes in District of Columbia v. Hill, et al., 2015 CA 004210 B (D.C. Super. Ct.), a case the District first brought last year.

AG Racine Sues Four Maryland Parents and DCPS Employee for Residency Fraud at D.C. Schools, Seeks $450K+ in Unpaid Tuition, Damages and Fines

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced lawsuits against four Maryland parents for falsifying District residency to send their children to D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) for free. Additionally, AG Racine is suing a DCPS employee for conspiring with one of the parents to enroll her non-resident daughter in a DCPS school.

Office of the Attorney General’s Statement on Ron Brown High School and DCPS Empowering Males of Color Initiative

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Since the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) issued its opinion last year supporting the legality of the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School and other portions of the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Empowering Males of Color Initiative, we have met and spoken with the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital (ACLU) on several occasions to discuss our respective views of the law. To this end, OAG had a call last Friday with the ACLU to respond to questions they posed about the initiative.

Attorney General Files Suit against Police Officers Who Claimed False District Residency to Send Their Children to DCPS Schools

Washington, DC – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has filed a lawsuit against two officers in the Metropolitan Police Department for violating the DC False Claims Act by fraudulently enrolling their three children in DC Public Schools (DCPS). The suit accuses Lt. Alan Hill and Sgt. Candace Hill of using a false DC address to enroll their children, tuition-free, at public schools near the Second District police station in Cleveland Park.

AG Racine Sues Maryland Man for Fraudulently Charging Local Adult Soccer League $120K in Rental Fees to Use DCPS-Owned Sports Fields

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has intervened in a lawsuit against a Maryland resident for fraudulently charging a local adult soccer league to rent D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) athletic fields and then pocketing the money. The suit alleges that, between 2009 and 2013, Larry Washington and two of his companies took more than $120,000 in rental payments from the Washington International Soccer League (WISL), failing to remit any of the money to DCPS.

AG Racine Sues 16 MD and VA Parents in Back-to-School Residency Fraud Sweep

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced lawsuits against 16 Maryland and Virginia parents—including six current or former District government employees—for falsifying District residency to send children to District schools for free and acquire District public benefits.

AG Racine Sues Teacher Exchange Companies for Exploiting Colombian J-1 Visa Holders Working in District Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Earl Francisco Lopez and his teacher exchange companies – Bilingual Teacher Exchange (BTE) and related entities – for preying upon dozens of foreign teachers working in D.C. schools. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that Lopez and his companies falsely represented themselves to the teachers as federally designated visa “sponsor” companies and as representatives of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS).

Signing a gym membership contract? Read it and ask questions.

Getting in shape is a popular New Year’s resolution, and many people sign up for gym memberships this time of year. To avoid future problems, it’s important to find out about what you’re committing to before you sign a gym contract.

Here are some things you should do when joining a gym or signing up for a membership:

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Voter Advisory: Destroying Election Signs Violates District Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued an advisory to inform District residents that destroying election signs violates District law. According to reporting by the Washington Blade, election signs of three Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners from the LGBTQ+ community were destroyed in recent weeks.

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