Articles written by Austin Knudsen

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  • Montanans can help law enforcement stop human trafficking

    Austin Knudsen, Montana Attorney General|Jan 25, 2024

    Human trafficking is not just a big city problem – it’s happening right here in Montana. Which is why, during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, I’m encouraging Montanans to learn the signs of human trafficking and report it if they see it. If folks don’t know what it is and how to report it, they can’t help us stop it. Let’s call human trafficking what it is: modern-day slavery. Traffickers—often organized criminal enterprises—are profiting at the expense of adults and children who are forced to perform labor or engage in comme...

  • Montana AG sues Arizona company responsible for robocalls

    The office of Austin Knudsen, Montana Attorney General|Jun 1, 2023

    Attorney General Knudsen and nearly 50 attorneys general from across the country filed a lawsuit against a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company that helped facilitate more than 20 million spam robocalls to Montana phone numbers between December 2018 and January 2023, he announced today. Many of the calls transmitted allegedly involved various types of scams. The coalition filed the lawsuit yesterday against Michael D. Lansky, LLC, which does business under the name Avid Telecom, and compa... Full story