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State attorney general to open satellite office

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- State Attorney General Darrell McGraw is set to open a satellite office in the Eastern Panhandle.

McGraw and members of his Consumer Protection Division staff will host a reception at its new Martinsburg office next Tuesday.

Deputy Attorney General Jill Miles says it's the first satellite office for the Consumer Protection Division, which also has offices in Charleston.

Miles says the office is an outgrowth of a recent settlement between states and five mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses. West Virginia consumers will receive nearly $34 million from the settlement and many of them are in the Eastern Panhandle.

Miles says the office is being funded for three years with the hope that it can be made permanent.

 


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