AIG bonuses larger than first reported

HARTFORD, Conn., March 21 (UPI) -- American International Group Inc. employees were paid $218 million in bonuses, not $165 million, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Saturday.

Firms won't sell plastic baby bottles

HARTFORD, Conn., March 6 (UPI) -- Six firms have agreed to stop selling plastic baby bottles in the United States made with a chemical suspected of harming human development, an official says.

Canadians sue Ticketmaster over prices

TORONTO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Giant ticket broker Ticketmaster Monday was slammed with a $500 million class-action suit accusing it of violating Canada's anti-scalping laws, lawyers said.

Mattel settles over lead-tainted toys

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say Mattel Inc. has agreed to pay 38 states, including Connecticut, $12 million in a settlement related to lead-contaminated toys.

Connecticut to legalize same-sex marriage

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he expects his state to officially legalize same-sex marriages early next month.

Agencies share crisis blame, report says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Several U.S. agencies failed to see signs of fraud in the mortgage business that led to Wall Street, ABC News reported Monday after an investigation.

Conn. AG sues major bond-rating firms

HARTFORD, Conn., July 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Wednesday sued three bond-rating firms for allegedly costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Attorney general appeals No Child ruling

HARTFORD, Conn., May 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act.

Panel to reassess Lyme Disease guidelines

HARTFORD, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- An antitrust investigation revealed serious flaws in the way Lyme disease guidelines were set, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said.

Judge throws out suit over 'No Child' law

HARTFORD, Conn., April 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut's challenge to the No Child Left Behind Law has been dismissed by a federal judge.

Former oil company chief accused of fraud

HARTFORD, Conn., April 14 (UPI) -- Connecticut is suing a former oil company president, charging him with defrauding purchasers of home heating-oil contracts, the state's attorney general said.

Municipalities cry foul on bond ratings

SACRAMENTO, March 3 (UPI) -- The treasurer of California is leading the campaign to challenge the double standard financiers use to rate bonds, hoping to save taxpayers some money.

States target Rolling Stone ad

HARTFORD , Conn., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Eight states have filed a lawsuit this week against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco over its advertising spread in the 40th Anniversary issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Facebook Web site faces investigations

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Facebook social networking Web site is facing investigations from multiple U.S. state attorneys general over concerns about online sexual predators.

Connecticut state data tape stolen

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A backup computer tape containing Connecticut state agency bank account numbers and personal financial data on more than 1 million people is missing.
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Richard Blumenthal
WAP2001080703 - 07 AUGUST 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut makes a point during a news briefing by the Clean Air Trust on the efforts of the Bush Administration to roll back and rewrite enforcement laws on the Clean Air Act. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI

Richard Blumenthal (born February 13, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson. He studied for a year at Cambridge University in England before attending Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. While at Yale, he was classmates with future President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. From 1970 to 1976 Blumenthal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he earned the rank of sergeant.

After college Blumenthal served as administrative assistant and law clerk for several Washington figures. From 1977 to 1981 he was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. In the early 1980s he worked in private law, including volunteer counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, when he was elected to the Connecticut Senate. He was elected state Attorney General in 1990, and served for twenty years. During this period he was frequently speculated as a contender for Governor of Connecticut, but he never pursued the office.

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