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Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Announces Charges Filed against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy, Matthew A. Hutchings

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley yesterday announced that his office has filed felony criminal charges in Gasconade County against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew A. Hutchings.  Deputy Hutchings is charged with two counts of sodomy in the first degree, and one count of sexual abuse in the first degree. In … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Announces Charges Filed against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy, Matthew A. Hutchings

Missouri News: Attorney General Josh Hawley Warns Missourians about New Telephone Scam

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today issued a scam alert, warning Missouri residents about a new telephone scam.  The Attorney General’s Office has received numerous complaints this week from Missouri residents after being contacted by would-be scammers claiming to represent the Social Security Administration. Those who have received these scam calls … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Josh Hawley Warns Missourians about New Telephone Scam

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Jeffrey Kowalski Sentenced for Attempted Identity Theft

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Jeffrey Kowalski of Camden County has been sentenced to 17 months in jail after being found guilty of violating two counts of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act, one count of attempted identity theft, and one count of attempted stealing by deceit.  He was found guilty of … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Jeffrey Kowalski Sentenced for Attempted Identity Theft

Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Urges Public Service Commission to Increase Privacy Protections for Missouri Consumers

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today submitted a regulatory filing urging the Public Service Commission to adopt more stringent privacy protections for Missouri consumers.  The Public Service Commission, which regulates Missouri utilities, is considering rules governing how companies use and share customer information. Attorney General Hawley argued that the Commission should … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Urges Public Service Commission to Increase Privacy Protections for Missouri Consumers

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Motion Seeking Criminal Sanctions Against Backpage.com

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office has filed a motion for criminal sanctions against Backpage.com related to false statements the company made in court.  Backpage’s recent guilty pleas include admissions that directly contradict statements Backpage made in court proceedings with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. In May … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Motion Seeking Criminal Sanctions Against Backpage.com

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Office Will Not Retry Brad Jennings

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Thursday announced that his office will not pursue a retrial against Brad Jennings in the 2006 Christmas Day death of Lisa Jennings.  In February, a judge vacated Jennings’ 2009 second-degree murder conviction when evidence was presented that a gunshot residue test had been conducted but the results … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Office Will Not Retry Brad Jennings

Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Announces a $100 Million Multistate Settlement with Citibank for Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced a $100 million multistate settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar (USD) LIBOR.  This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. The investigation was conducted by … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Announces a $100 Million Multistate Settlement with Citibank for Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Announces, John R. Davidson, (SVP) Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that John R. Davidson, 46, formerly of Kansas City, has been committed as a sexually violent predator.  Davidson has a twenty-year history of sexually abusing young children. In 1998, Davidson was arrested for committing a lewd act at a public pool while watching young girls … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Announces, John R. Davidson, (SVP) Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Releases Preliminary Results of Rape Kit Audit

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released a preliminary report highlighting important results from the statewide rape kit audit conducted by his Office. The preliminary report indicates that there are at least 4,889 untested sexual assault kits currently in the possession of law enforcement agencies, crime labs, and healthcare providers in … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Releases Preliminary Results of Rape Kit Audit

Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Leads Coalition in Support of Stiffer Penalties for Irresponsible Drug Manufactures

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, along with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson, led a bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general to call on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Leads Coalition in Support of Stiffer Penalties for Irresponsible Drug Manufactures

Missouri News: AG Hawley Announces Sex Abuse Conviction of Johnny Hardwick

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Johnny Hardwick, 44, of Fremont, MO, pled guilty to sexually abusing two family members over an extended period of time.  Hardwick pled guilty to four counts of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree, one count of Statutory Rape in the First Degree, one count … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Hawley Announces Sex Abuse Conviction of Johnny Hardwick

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Hawley Announces Monroe County Murder Sentencing

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that Callaway County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Harris has sentenced Jason Lee Lage, 36, to life in prison for the murder of 26-year old Zachary Dawson of Madison, MO.  Lage was also sentenced to an additional 50 years for armed criminal action.  In March, … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Hawley Announces Monroe County Murder Sentencing

Missouri News: AG Hawley Files Amicus Brief in Support of Ending Burdensome Regulations on Farmers

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, joined by 14 other state attorneys general, filed an amicus brief supporting the repeal of the Obama Administration’s 2017 Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule.  The brief argues that this Rule, adopted on the very last day of the Obama Administration, was both illegal and economically … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Hawley Files Amicus Brief in Support of Ending Burdensome Regulations on Farmers

Missouri News: MO AG Hawley Announces Conviction of Dustin R. Thomas as part of Sex Trafficking Investigation

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, along with Camden County Prosecutor Heather Miller, announced that Dustin R. Thomas, 23, of Osage Beach, has been sentenced to 14 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to three counts of second degree statutory rape, two counts of second degree statutory sodomy, … Continue reading Missouri News: MO AG Hawley Announces Conviction of Dustin R. Thomas as part of Sex Trafficking Investigation

Missouri AG Hawley: Major Victory in Opioid Lawsuit, Will Move Forward

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won a major court victory in the fight to hold opioid manufacturers responsible.  The St. Louis Circuit Court today rejected the opioid manufacturers’ attempts to halt the case and ordered the lawsuit to proceed.  In June 2017, the Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against three … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley: Major Victory in Opioid Lawsuit, Will Move Forward

Missouri AG Hawley Releases Statement on New Charges Filed Against Governor Greitens

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley released the following statement regarding the newly filed charges against Governor Eric Greitens by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner: “St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner reviewed the evidence turned over to her by my office and determined that there is probable cause to file criminal … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Releases Statement on New Charges Filed Against Governor Greitens

Missouri AG Hawley Lauds Prompt Passage of Sunshine Law Legislation in Missouri House

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley yesterday applauded the House for approving vital legislation that offers commonsense measures to update and improve Missouri Sunshine and Records-retention laws. “Transparency in our government is an essential part of democracy—and my Office must have the tools to ensure our Sunshine and records-retention laws are followed,” Hawley … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Lauds Prompt Passage of Sunshine Law Legislation in Missouri House

Missouri AG Hawley Investigates Missouri Furniture Company, Rough County Rustic Furniture, LLC

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his office is investigating possible misrepresentations by Rough County Rustic Furniture, LLC, an online furniture company based in Wright County, Missouri.  The investigation began in December 2017.  Approximately 598 complaints have been received from consumers nationwide. The investigation is looking into the circumstances surrounding … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Investigates Missouri Furniture Company, Rough County Rustic Furniture, LLC

Missouri Attorney General Hawley Statement on Backpage.com

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today issued a statement regarding Backpage.com being seized and shut down by federal authorities. Attorney General Hawley has been investigating Backpage.com regarding the website’s involvement in human trafficking.  Backpage.com sued General Hawley personally to block the investigation, but lost in court. “This is a critical step … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Hawley Statement on Backpage.com

Missouri Attorney General Hawley Issues Investigative Demands to Facebook

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his Office has issued an investigative subpoena to social media giant Facebook Inc. in connection with a new investigation into the company’s business practices related to the sharing and tracking of consumers’ user data.  Recent news reports reveal that at least 50 million … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Hawley Issues Investigative Demands to Facebook

Missouri AG Hawley Encourages Swift Action on Sunshine Legislation

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today encouraged members of the Missouri legislature to approve legislation that offers commonsense measures to update and improve Missouri Sunshine and Records-retention laws.  House Bill 2523 and House Bill 2524 follow proposals by the Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Press Association to strengthen enforcement of … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Encourages Swift Action on Sunshine Legislation

AG Hawley Announces Ozark County Sentencing of Husband and Wife, David and Tiffany Bauer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced the sentencing of Ozark County husband and wife David and Tiffany Bauer.  David Bauer was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after being convicted of first degree statutory sodomy, in January.  Tiffany Bauer was sentenced to ten years in the Missouri … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Ozark County Sentencing of Husband and Wife, David and Tiffany Bauer

Missouri Attorney General Hawley Announces Settlement Reached in Blind Pension Fund Case

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that a settlement has been reached between the State and the Missouri Council of the Blind and other named plaintiffs regarding payments from the Blind Pension Fund. In 2006, under Attorney General Nixon’s Administration, plaintiffs sued the Missouri Department of Social Services and the … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Hawley Announces Settlement Reached in Blind Pension Fund Case

Missouri Attorney General Hawley Joins Coalition to Fight Unconstitutional Obamacare

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley yesterday joined a 19-state coalition urging a federal district court in Texas to hold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate unconstitutional and to enjoin the entire law. The complaint, filed late Monday, explains that the ACA, as recently amended, forces an unconstitutional regime onto the … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Hawley Joins Coalition to Fight Unconstitutional Obamacare

Missouri AG Hawley to Work with Women’s Foundation in Combating Harassment & Discrimination

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his Office will partner with the Women’s Foundation in conducting a comprehensive review of existing discrimination and harassment policies across state government.  Attorney General Hawley highlighted the need for decisive action on these issues in the first-ever annual Legal Expense Fund (“LEF”) report his … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley to Work with Women’s Foundation in Combating Harassment & Discrimination

Missouri AG Hawley Announces Six Charged with Defrauding Missouri’s Personal Care and Consumer Directed Services Programs

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his office, along with St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney Jereme Lytle, and Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker, recently obtained indictments and charged personal care attendants Julius Terry (St. Louis), Reida Thornton (St. Louis), Felicia Ricks (Caruthersville), … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Announces Six Charged with Defrauding Missouri’s Personal Care and Consumer Directed Services Programs

AG Hawley Announces Jackson County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announces Jackson County sexually violent predator, Michael F. McNamara, commitment Jefferson City, MO/December 21, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Jackson County jury found Michael F. McNamara, 38, of Kansas City, to be a sexually violent predator on December 7. McNamara is a diagnosed pedophile … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Jackson County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

AG Hawley Announces Crawford County Sex Crimes Guilty Verdict

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that jury found Nathan Hilliard guilty of multiple sex crimes Jefferson City, MO/December 13, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Dent County jury found Nathan Hilliard, 27, guilty of statutory rape in the first degree and statutory sodomy in the first degree following a … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Crawford County Sex Crimes Guilty Verdict

AG Hawley Announces Former Nursing Home Employee Sentenced for Financial Abuse

AG Hawley announced the sentencing of a nursing home employee for receiving stolen property and financial abuse for a total of 17 years Jefferson City, MO/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Kristi Metcalf, 41, of Carthage, Missouri, has been sentenced to 10 years for receiving stolen property and seven … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Former Nursing Home Employee Sentenced for Financial Abuse

AG Hawley Announces Advisory Board for New Military Assistance Initiative

Military Legal Assistance Team will work to serve those who serve Jefferson City, MO/December 11, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the formation of an advisory board to develop the first statewide program in Missouri providing pro bono legal services to current military service members. Once launched, the Military Legal Assistance … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Advisory Board for New Military Assistance Initiative