Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says he’s recovered millions from predatory companies while also going after gangs and drugs.
Frosh was in studio Wednesday with C4…
“When I was sworn in, I created the first organized crime unit in the history of the office,” said the first-term incumbent. “And we’ve been extraordinarily successful.”
Frosh cited successful cases against human traffickers, drug traffickers, pill mills and gangs. In particular, he talked about indictments against four alleged members of a carjacking ring. Frosh alleged the defendants in that case are responsible for two murders. He also talked about his office’s work in rooting out corruption and gang activity in state prisons.
“We could use more resources today,” Frosh said. “We could use more resources every single day of the week.”
While Frosh has drawn criticism from his opponent and others for actions against the Trump administration, Frosh said he pursued those cases to protect Marylanders from predatory lenders, pollution and cuts to their health care. In 2017, lawmakers gave Frosh broad authority to pursue cases against the Trump administration. He also talked up his office’s actions against other civil defendants.
“We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for Marylanders and for the state from payday lenders, wall street banks, tobacco companies, from polluters,” Frosh said. “We have prosecuted nursing homes that are taking advantage of the most vulnerable people in our society.”
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