LANSING (WJRT) - (03/24/20) - The Michigan Attorney General’s consumer protection hotline has been overwhelmed with complaints related to violations of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders.
An urgent alert from the attorney general’s office Tuesday night said the number of complaints has brought the system to a standstill.
Michiganders are being directed by the attorney general's office to call law enforcement agencies with complaints of any violations of the governor’s "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.
They should call a police nonemergency line with questions about which businesses should be deemed essential and nonessential.
Violation of the executive orders could result in a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail per violation.
A news release from the attorney general's office says the main focus of the consumer protection line is to crack down on price-gouging related to COVID-19.