IssuesAttorney General's Authority Over Charities.
CourtAlaska Supreme Court
Botelho v. Griffin, No. S-9535 (Alaska S. Ct. June 22, 2001)
The attorney general has standing to bring claims on behalf of charities, even though regulation of charitable gaming is wholly within the Department of Revenue, because it is within the Attorney General’s common law and statutory powers. His authority to enforce charitable trusts gives him the power to assert a charity’s cause of action if the charity dismisses or compromises a claim against a third party for less than the amount the charity is owed under the state’s gaming laws.