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Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Hosts SAFE Kit Initiative Multi-Disciplinary Group

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Just two weeks after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his SAFE Kit initiative, he and his staff hosted a multi-disciplinary group meeting Tuesday to further discuss and share input on how to proceed regarding the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Missouri.  The meeting attendees consisted of victim … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Hosts SAFE Kit Initiative Multi-Disciplinary Group

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Investigation into “Daycare Fight Club”

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that the Attorney General’s Office served a civil investigative demand yesterday to Adventure Learning Center for information relating to the “daycare fight club” caught on camera in the St. Louis school in late 2016.  Schmitt’s investigation is separate from St. Louis Circuit Attorney … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Investigation into “Daycare Fight Club”

California News: AG Becerra, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz Announce 45 Arrests, Dismantling the Largest Criminal Street Gang in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz yesterday announced Operation Eastbound and Down, an effort to dismantle the largest criminal street gang in Riverside County.  The Operation included the arrest of 45 individuals and the seizure of 63 firearms, including 13 assault weapons. The six-month investigation began following … Continue reading California News: AG Becerra, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz Announce 45 Arrests, Dismantling the Largest Criminal Street Gang in Riverside County

Arkansas News: AG Rutledge Files Suit Against Jonathan Funk Photography, Jonathan and Paula Funk

Says, ‘Jonathan Funk Photography willfully chose to deceive and violate the trust of many Arkansans’ LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a consumer-protection lawsuit yesterday against Jonathan and Paula Funk and their company Jonathan Funk Photography for violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. “Arkansans paying for services expect to … Continue reading Arkansas News: AG Rutledge Files Suit Against Jonathan Funk Photography, Jonathan and Paula Funk

Missouri News: Missouri AG Josh Hawley Files Amicus Brief Opposing Mandated Government Subsidization of Discriminatory Boycotts Against Israel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and eight other states today filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting Arizona’s motion to stay a preliminary injunction against an Arizona law that prohibits the State from entering into procurement contracts with businesses that boycott Israel. … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri AG Josh Hawley Files Amicus Brief Opposing Mandated Government Subsidization of Discriminatory Boycotts Against Israel

Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Joins 11-State Push for Deeper Cuts in Opioid Pill Manufacturing

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley joined an 11-state coalition in calling upon the federal government to implement sweeping reforms to account for the misuse of prescription painkillers and ultimately lead to the manufacturing of fewer opioids in 2019. Attorney General Hawley believes that although a 10-percent reduction is a step in … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Joins 11-State Push for Deeper Cuts in Opioid Pill Manufacturing

Kansas News: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt statement on death of Deputy Robert Kunze

TOPEKA, KS – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday issued the following statement on the death earlier yesterday of Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze, who was killed in the line of duty: “The tragic line-of-duty death today of Deputy Robert Kunze reminds all Kansans once again of the dangerous but indispensable public service given … Continue reading Kansas News: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt statement on death of Deputy Robert Kunze

Battered but still loyal to Trump, Sessions endures as AG

WASHINGTON/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attorney general for months after Sessions’ decision to step aside from the intensifying Russia investigation. Never mind that Sessions has proved fiercely devoted to his boss, carrying out … Continue reading Battered but still loyal to Trump, Sessions endures as AG

AG Derek Schmidt sues company for failing to protect nursing home patients’ personal information

INDEPENDENCE, KS/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – A company that had operated a nursing home in Caney violated Kansas law by failing to secure or properly dispose of patient records containing personal information, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a lawsuit filed last week. The attorney general filed suit against a Kansas company that had … Continue reading AG Derek Schmidt sues company for failing to protect nursing home patients’ personal information

Attorney General Hawley Expands Services Provided by Anti-Trafficking Task Force

Jefferson City, MO/November 30, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his statewide Human Trafficking Task Force will offer assistance to nonprofits struggling to find funding for their anti-trafficking efforts. Just this month, it was reported that a southeast Missouri group halted its important work due to a lack of funding. … Continue reading Attorney General Hawley Expands Services Provided by Anti-Trafficking Task Force

Georgia AG Carr: Consumers, Shop Wisely this Holiday Season

ATLANTA, GA/November 20, 2017 (STL.News) – Attorney General Chris Carr is providing the following tips for holiday shoppers. “The way we are making holiday purchases is changing with more sales being made and processed on our phones, tablets and laptops,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “In fact, 59 percent of consumers are planning to buy … Continue reading Georgia AG Carr: Consumers, Shop Wisely this Holiday Season

AG Hawley Welcomes President Trump’s Opioid Announcement

Jefferson City, MO/October 26, 2017 (STL.News)(Keywords: Opioid Announcement) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a National Public Health Emergency saying: “Missourians have lost neighbors, friends, and family members to a crisis fueled by companies that put profit ahead of health … Continue reading AG Hawley Welcomes President Trump’s Opioid Announcement

Henry County Conviction Announced by MO AG Hawley

Jefferson City, MO/October 13, 2017 (STL.News) – Attorney General Joshua Hawley announced that a Henry County jury has found Wesley Michael Hays, 30, of Pleasanton, Kansas, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, assault in the second degree, and failing to keep right on a roadway for causing a crash that killed Bates County Commissioner Larry Berry in … Continue reading Henry County Conviction Announced by MO AG Hawley

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

COLUMBIA, SC/August 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state’s top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin. Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday announced the state had sued Purdue Pharma, accusing the maker of … Continue reading South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

Deputy AG: Prosecutors don’t intend to go after reporters

WASHINGTON/August 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Prosecutors don’t intend to go after reporters for doing their jobs but could more forcefully try to get them to reveal their sources, a Justice Department official said Sunday. “We’re after the leaker, not the journalist. We’re after people who are committing crimes,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told “Fox … Continue reading Deputy AG: Prosecutors don’t intend to go after reporters

MO AG Josh Hawley: Religious Liberty Wins Today

MO AG Josh Hawley wins the Trinity Lutheran Church case today Jefferson City, MO/June 26, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement following today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court in favor of Missouri’s Trinity Lutheran Church. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 7-2 decision that Trinity Lutheran … Continue reading MO AG Josh Hawley: Religious Liberty Wins Today

MO AG Hawley Sues Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

ST. LOUIS, MO/June 22, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is taking steps to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. On Wednesday, Hawley filed a lawsuit in St. Louis Circuit Court against three pharmaceutical companies, alleging that these companies fraudulently and deliberately misrepresented the addictive risks of opioids. Named in the suit are Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Endo Health … Continue reading MO AG Hawley Sues Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

Missouri Attorney General Hawley Sues Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud

Addressing Missouri’s urgent public-health crisis and the opioid epidemic ST. LOUIS, MO/June 22, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit today against three large drug manufacturing companies in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City. Hawley is suing Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit alleges that these … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Hawley Sues Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud

AG Hawley Announces Another Conviction of a Violent Criminal

Jefferson City, MO/June 15, 2017 (STL.News) On June 14, 2017, a Clinton County jury found Justin Ray Webb, 38, of Holt, Missouri, guilty of murder in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. Webb will be sentenced on August 8, 2017, by the Honorable Brent Elliott, and faces … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Another Conviction of a Violent Criminal

The Latest: AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

WASHINGTON/June 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russia investigation. The … Continue reading The Latest: AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Sentencing of Christina and Donald Halter Announced by AG Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/June 5, 2017 (STL.News) Sentencing – In a case jointly prosecuted by the office of Attorney General Josh Hawley and St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney Jerrod Mahurin, St. Francois County Circuit Court Judge Sandra Martinez has sentenced Christina Halter, 52, and her husband, Donald Halter, 56, to 82 years and 60 years, respectively, … Continue reading Sentencing of Christina and Donald Halter Announced by AG Hawley

MO Attorney General Josh Hawley releases Annual Vehicle Stops Report

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/June 4, 2017 (STL.News) Attorney General Josh Hawley released the 2016 Annual Vehicle Stops Report on June 1, 2017. Residents of Missouri were concerned about racial profiling by law enforcement prompted passage  of Section 590.650. RSMo in 2000.  It is a statute requiring all peace officers to report specific information, including driver’s race … Continue reading MO Attorney General Josh Hawley releases Annual Vehicle Stops Report

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

WASHINGTON/May 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump’s dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia’s meddling with last year’s election and any … Continue reading Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

WASHINGTON/May 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Congress Monday she bluntly warned the Trump White House in January that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “essentially could be blackmailed” by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Moscow’s ambassador in Washington. The testimony … Continue reading Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

AG Hawley Launches New Initiatives To Combat Human Trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MO/April 3, 2017 (STL.News) A foreign land comes to mind when many of us think of human sex trafficking.  However, it’s happening right here in Missouri. Since 2007, the National Trafficking Hotline has reported over 31, 000 confirmed cases of sex trafficking in the United States, with over 2000 cases reported in Missouri. … Continue reading AG Hawley Launches New Initiatives To Combat Human Trafficking

AG Sessions Visits St. Louis To Speak On Violent Crime In America

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session visited St. Louis on Friday ST. LOUIS, MO/March 31, 2017 (STL.News) Sessions spoke to members of law enforcement along with state and community leaders about the surge in violent crime in America in recent years.  During his speech at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, the Attorney … Continue reading AG Sessions Visits St. Louis To Speak On Violent Crime In America

Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

WASHINGTON/March 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don’t comply. Sessions said the Justice Department would require cities seeking some of … Continue reading Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

The Latest: Trump said to pick Sen. Jeff Sessions for AG

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition activities (All times EST): 8 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump is offering the post of attorney general to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, one of the Trump’s closest and most consistent allies. That’s according to a senior Trump official, who was not authorized to speak publicly … Continue reading The Latest: Trump said to pick Sen. Jeff Sessions for AG