- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The longtime chief of the consumer protection division in the Vermont attorney general’s office has announced his retirement.

Elliot Burg has been an assistant attorney general since 1987, and has made a name for himself going after a wide range of commercial scam artists, companies that mislabel products as coming from Vermont and other violators of consumer protection laws.

Since 2009, Burg has been instrumental in returning via legal action more than $7.5 million to Vermont consumers, $274,000 to nonprofits serving Vermont residents and obtaining $9.4 million to the state.

Burg says he plans to spend more time with his family and on international volunteer work and photography. An accomplished jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, Burg says he also wants to devote more time to music.

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