Attorney General Bill Sorrell

As Sorrell’s tenure winds down, campaign finance case heats up

The attorney general has signaled he’s willing to end his long legal pursuit of Dean Corren in a settlement before leaving office. But Corren is hitting back at Sorrell for blaming delays on him and says the state doesn’t have a case.

Investigator clears Sorrell of campaign finance allegations

Without subpoenas, attorney Brady Toensing says the investigation was more of a “gentlemanly inquiry” and incomplete because it failed to investigate the most serious charge.

First phase of investigation of Sorrell complete

Tom Little, acting special legal counsel to the investigation, is now seeking additional requests for information.

State divided over confidentiality rules in child abuse cases

Attorney General Bill Sorrell says that sunlight could help increase accountability and understanding of the child protection system, but Defender General Matt Valerio and DCF say proceedings should remain confidential.

State sues federal regulators over Vermont Yankee trust fund

The lawsuit is the latest step in an ongoing dispute between the state and the federal regulators over how Entergy can spend money from a Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund.

Telemarketers, robocalls can be wiped out by call-block services, Attorney General says

“Every year, our offices are flooded with consumer complaints pleading for a solution to stop intrusive robocalls,” the letter to the phone companies reads. “Your companies are now poised to offer your customers the help they need. We urge you to act without delay.”

New complaint filed in Sorrell campaign finance case

Attorney Brady Toensing says Attorney General Bill Sorrell accepted legal representation from a Burlington attorney who had clients with a case brought by the AG’s Office.

Attorney General Sorrell urges Congress to address patent trolls’ abusive demand letters

Today Attorney General Bill Sorrell, at the request of Congressman Peter Welch, testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce to urge Congress to take steps to address the growing issue of unfair and deceptive patent demand letters.

Sorrell recommends FDA ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes

News Release — Vt. Attorney General’s Office Nov. 13, 2013 On Friday, November 8, 2013, Attorney General William H. Sorrell, in a bi-partisan letter co-sponsored by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and signed by a total of 27 Attorneys General, provided comments to the FDA in support of a menthol cigarette ban. “Menthol cigarettes are […]

Logging companies must pay Vermont $150,000 for improper timber harvesting

wo logging companies, Adrien Inkel and Son, Inc. and Stephane Inkel, Inc. will pay $150,000 in civil penalties for violating Vermont’s “Heavy Cut” law.

Pittsford man pleads guilty to releasing and improperly storing hazardous waste

NEWS RELEASE Nov. 8, 2012 Contact: Evan Meenan Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5776 Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Robert E. Brown of Pittsford, Vermont pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of releasing hazardous waste and two misdemeanor counts of improperly storing hazardous waste. The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by Vermont’s […]

Medical product companies increase spending on ‘gifts’ to Vermont health care providers

Last week, the Attorney General’s Office released a report with details about the money and free samples medical product companies gave to Vermont’s health care community last year.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s campaign manager steps down but will continue to advise

Mike Pieciak, who served as Campaign Manager during the primary campaign, will be leaving his formal role with the campaign to return to the private practice of law as of October 11th. Pieciak will serve as an advisor to the campaign for the remainder of the general election.