2011 News Releases

Former U.S. attorney joining state Attorney General’s office

Release Date: Jun 22, 2011
TOPEKA – (June 22, 2011) – A veteran federal prosecutor is joining the Kansas attorney general’s office to beef up consumer protection prosecutions, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Jackie Williams, who currently serves as Topeka city attorney, will leave that position later this month and join Schmidt’s office as an assistant attorney general for consumer protection beginning July 1.

“Jackie Williams is among the most respected career prosecutors in Kansas,” Attorney General Schmidt said. “His experience and skills will be tremendous additions to our consumer protection efforts at the attorney general’s office.”

Before moving to Topeka, Williams served 23 years as a career federal prosecutor for Kansas based principally in Wichita. He capped his federal prosecution career by serving as United States Attorney for Kansas from 1996 to 2001. He taught at Wichita State University for seven years, before being appointed city attorney for Topeka in 2008. 

The attorney general’s consumer protection division enforces several laws that protect Kansans from scam artists and deceptive or unconscionable business practices. Telemarketing fraud, enforcement of the no-call list, door-to-door sales, fair debt collection practices, and identity theft fall within the division’s area of responsibility. Deputy Attorney General Jim Welch leads the division. 

Kansans who have been the victim of consumer fraud can contact the consumer protection division at (800) 432-2310 or online at www.ksag.org.

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