Press Release

Attorney General Josh Stein Delivers On Job #1: Protecting North Carolinians

For Attorney General Josh Stein, job number one is protecting the people of North Carolina. This week, he continued traveling the state, meeting people in their communities to listen to and help address the challenges that matter most to them. 

Stein met with Pitt County community leaders to discuss how the $18 million in opioid settlement funds coming to the county can help mitigate the ongoing opioid crisis. On the heels of announcing another big settlement for North Carolinians, Stein talked about the impact of these funds: “There are going to be people healthy and well, enjoying their lives in the future.”

In Wilmington and Rockingham, Stein continued his public safety tour to address the statewide law enforcement shortage. He has proposed a $23 million package to better recruit and retain police officers. The package includes hiring bonuses, an advertising campaign, targeted investments in police mental health, and an expanded Criminal Justice Fellows program

On Thursday, Stein announced the conviction of a Medicaid fraudster charged with robbing the state Medicaid Program of more than $4.7 million. To date, the Attorney General’s Medical Investigations Division has recovered more than $1 billion in restitution and penalties for North Carolina.