Preliminary accounting indicates that the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division recovered $248.8 million for Kansas consumers and taxpayers in calendar year 2022, by far a new single-year record, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced.The 2022 tally is more than four times the previous single-year record for recoveries of $61.9 million, set in 2017. Each of the four biggest years for consumer recoveries in state history occurred during Schmidt’s tenure. Cumulative consumer protection recoveries during Schmidt’s 12 years leading the office total more than $514 million, by far the most of any Kansas attorney general’s administration – in fact, more than all previous administrations combined.