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Fight Crime, Restore Integrity
I'm honored to serve as your Attorney General. Please know that I take the faith entrusted in me as the state's top law enforcement officer seriously.
The framers of our Constitution wisely limited the scope and primary purpose of government. It was clear to me that Wisconsin voters saw that this ideal had been abandoned and they spoke loudly for a new direction in the Department of Justice. I'm humbled that Wisconsin voters gave me the distinct privilege to get our state back to the basics - no more gimmicks or political agendas - instead, a commitment to the rule of law.
Upon taking the oath of office I have focused on helping keep Wisconsin families and communities safe by fighting crime and restoring integrity. It's not just a campaign slogan. It is commitment to the people of Wisconsin that the Department of Justice will work to protect personal freedoms, demand high ethical standards and seek justice for victims.
QUICK FACTS: DOJ Under Van Hollen
Eliminated backlog of DNA evidence in Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories
State Crime Labs worked 4,013 DNA cases in 2008 compared to 1,983 cases in 2007 – a 102% increase.
Developed new relationship with ICE to arrest more than 300 criminal illegal aliens
Expanded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force by over 150 agencies compared to just 22 affiliates prior to 2007. Nearly 300 arrests of child sex predators
Recovered or entitled to recover more than $40 million in Medicaid fraud restitutions
Awarded the Political Openness Advocate of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council for “ongoing commitment” and “vigorous affirmations” of public records law
Issued more formal and informal Attorney General Opinions than his two predecessors combined between 1996-2006.
Charged 17 individuals with crimes related to election fraud
Judgments of more than $7.5 million in environmental enforcement actions
Returned $1.6 million to State Treasury in first term
Paid for by Van Hollen for Attorney General, Jack MacDonough, Treasurer
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