Dana Nessel


SG Hammoud Responds to MSC Ruling in Flint Criminal Cases – By Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud released the following statement related to today’s ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court:. “The Citizens of Flint should know that these cases are not over. Public commentary to the contrary is presumptive and rash. Our reading is that the Court’s opinion interprets the one-man grand jury process to require charges to be filed at the district court and include a preliminary examination. Our team is prepared to move forward through that process. We relied upon settled law and the well-established prosecutorial tool of the one-man grand jury, used for decades, to bring forward charges against the nine defendants in the Flint water crisis. We still believe these charges can and will be proven in court.

AG Nessel Announces Staffing Promotions – By Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is announcing two permanent staffing changes within the Department. Aubrey Sargent is now Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division after serving as the acting chief of the division. Veneshia Cezil is now the Chief of Operations after serving as acting chief. “I...

AG Nessel Provides Clarity Surrounding Planned Parenthood Injunction – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Currently, Michigan providers cannot be prosecuted for providing abortion care due to an injunction issued by the Court of Claims last month in Planned Parenthood of Michigan v Attorney General of the State of Michigan. “As it currently stands, providing abortion care in Michigan cannot be prosecuted,...

Flashpoint Interview: Michigan AG Dana Nessel discusses future of abortion amid law uncertainty

The reverberations are still roiling the nation after the stunning overturn of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade. The future of abortion in Michigan is tricky to nail down, and the situation is subject to change at any moment. With Michigan’s 1931 law banning more abortions currently on hold through an injunction, abortion is still legal in the state for now -- but for how long? And what impact will this have on elections in the fall?

DataMaster Defendant Sentenced Following Guilty Verdicts – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – One of the men charged with creating fictitious documents while contracted to service law enforcement alcohol testing instruments will spend the first part of his sentence behind bars, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. The instrument, DataMaster DMT (DataMaster Transportable), is more commonly referred to as...

AG Nessel: Dobbs decision “extraordinary upheaval in the American legal system” – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released the following statement Friday morning:. “The overturning of Roe is not just the loss of a right; it is the erosion of our status as equal citizens under the law. As a nation, we trust in our highest court to hold sacred their duty, free from political whim. Today’s decision sets a dangerous precedent in reversing 50 years’ of settled law; creating extraordinary upheaval in the American legal system; and putting at risk other individual rights that generations of Americans fought to secure and preserve.

If Trump Followers win in November, 'democracy as we know it is over' -- Michigan AG Dana Nessel

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is up for re-election in November, on Tuesday painted a doomsday scenario if supporters of ex-President Trump win this year. "I wish I could say Trump’s dangerous lies are behind us," she tweets. "But despite all evidence to the contrary, his followers keep doubling down--including my opponent, chief architect of the hacked voting machine conspiracy theory. And if they win in Nov., democracy as we know it is over."

Former Caregiver Ordered to Stand Trial for Vulnerable Adult Abuse – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – A caregiver at a Clinton County adult foster home faces trial for vulnerable adult abuse, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. Andrew House-Carter, 27, of Lansing, was bound over for trial following a preliminary hearing that wrapped Wednesday on the following charges:. first-degree vulnerable adult abuse,...

Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Results in Nearly $14.5 Million for Michigan – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 49 other states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the federal government to settle allegations of fraud against Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC (formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), a U.S. subsidiary of the Irish pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc (collectively Mallinckrodt), which sells and markets pharmaceutical products throughout the nation.

AG Nessel Joins $1.25 Million Settlement Over 2019 Carnival Cruise Line Data Breach – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 45 other attorneys general to secure a $1.25 million multistate settlement with Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line stemming from a 2019 data breach that involved the personal information of approximately 180,000 Carnival employees and customers nationwide. Michigan will receive $29,016.47 from the settlement.

AG Nessel Joins Coalition in Support of SEC Proposal to Require U.S. Companies to Disclose Financial Risk from Climate Change – By Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in support of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to require U.S. companies to provide accurate and detailed information about the financial risk they face from climate change. This week, nearly one-third of the U.S. population was under an extreme heat warning, and a once-in-a-century drought is causing ongoing losses in revenue from agriculture, tourism, and more. These impacts will only worsen in the coming years. Mandatory climate change-related disclosures are essential to guard U.S. and global financial systems against systemic risk associated with climate change and to protect investors, including the many ordinary Americans whose retirement savings are investment-based.

AG Nessel Provides Testimony on Guardian Bills Before House Judiciary – by Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel testified before the House Judiciary Committee to update committee members on the changes to House Bills 4847-4850, which are among legislative proposals resulting from the ongoing work of the Elder Abuse Task Force (EATF). “Through that feedback and these productive conversations, we...