Notification to the Attorney General Regarding Nonprofit Dissolution

Notification to the Attorney General Regarding Charitable Trust

990-PF Submission

AG Peterson Announces Cephalon Settlement

Attorney General Douglas J. Peterson today announced a $125 million, 48-state settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies (“Cephalon”). The settlement ends a multistate investigation into anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon to protect the monopoly profits it earned from its landmark wakefulness drug, Provigil.  Cephalon’s conduct delayed generic versions of Provigil from entering the market for several years. 

 

Settlement Announcement with Florida-Based Businesses for Postcard Scheme

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson today announced a settlement with Florida-based businesses United Business Services, LLC and Corporations Filing Service, LLC, as well as their principals James L. Beard and Sean M. Shaughnessy, resolving an investigation and lawsuit which focused on the operation of a postcard mailing campaign and related telephone support. Nebraska entities were solicited to purchase labor law posters and certificates of existence, but the State alleged the Defendants falsely represented that business entities needed to obtain these products in order to comply with state and federal law and to avoid fees or penalties.  Furthermore, the State alleged that the postcards intentionally appeared as though they originated from an official governmental entity, which they did not, and that the postcards were sent from a local address in Lincoln, Nebraska, which they were not.

B & B Communications, Inc. Settlement

Today, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced a settlement with Gage County based B & B Communications, Inc. and its principals, resolving an investigation which focused on the alleged operation of multiple pyramid schemes, through websites such as 2x2successteam.com, financialfitnessclub.com (formerly guaranteed50kin30days.com), ffcbridge.com, privatemillionairesclub.com, bandbonlineads.com (formerly onlineweathteam.com), and bandbsuccessclub.com.

Spoofed Phone Calls Appearing to come from the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Attorney General Doug Peterson is issuing a nationwide consumer alert regarding spoofed phone calls. This morning, callers from across the nation reported phone calls appearing to be from the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. In most of the reports, consumers have a missed phone call and no voicemail from (402) 471-2683, which is one of the phone numbers of the Attorney General’s Office. One consumer who answered the call reported that the scammer was attempting to sell him car insurance. Another report indicated the scammer claimed to be with “The Attorney General’s Office” and wanted to discuss “urgent matters”.

Data Breach Notification