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Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Secures Guilty Plea, $6,000 in Restitution in Medicaid Fraud Case with Felicia Ricks

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced yesterday that Caruthersville native Felicia Ricks, 38, pled guilty to committing a class C felony of Medicaid fraud.  Pursuant to a plea agreement, Ricks was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and ordered to repay more than $6,000 to the … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Secures Guilty Plea, $6,000 in Restitution in Medicaid Fraud Case with Felicia Ricks

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: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Revamped Sunshine Law Book During Sunshine Week

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – As Missouri celebrates Sunshine Week, Attorney General Schmitt announced today a redesigned and more user-friendly Sunshine Law Book.  One of the changes is an addition of a “Top 10 Things to Know” regarding the Missouri Sunshine Law, open records or meetings, and more.  The new book can be found on … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Revamped Sunshine Law Book During Sunshine Week

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Warns of Scams and Fraud During Tax Season

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – On the last day of National Consumer Protection Week, AG Eric Schmitt is warning Missouri consumers about possible scams that arise during tax season.  Scammers and fraudsters take advantage of the confusion that may occur before filing taxes to steal money, identities, or secure information. “Tax season is stressful enough … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Warns of Scams and Fraud During Tax Season

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission Secure Record $30 Million in Sweepstakes Scam Case

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – The operators of a sweepstakes scam that appeared to target senior citizens have agreed to forfeit a record $30 million in cash and assets and will be permanently banned from the prize promotion business under a settlement secured by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Missouri. “Protecting our … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission Secure Record $30 Million in Sweepstakes Scam Case

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Start of Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Wells Fargo has launched a consumer review program for Missourians who believe they were harmed by the actions of the company, but have yet to receive compensation, according to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Wells Fargo’s consumer review program was a key component of the December 2018 settlement with the … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Start of Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Consumer Protection Week

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Consumer Protection Week, which will take place from March 4th to March 9th, to promote, discuss, and highlight the work that the Consumer Protection Section does to protect Missourians from scams and fraud.  The Missouri Attorney General’s Office joins other Attorneys General as well … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Consumer Protection Week

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Communications Director Marianna Deal

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is announcing that he has recruited 28 year FleishmanHillard veteran Marianna Deal to serve as his Communications Director.  Marianna joins Chris Nuelle, Press Secretary, who has served in numerous political campaigns and organizations. “For almost 28 years, more than half my life, I have called … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Communications Director Marianna Deal

Missouri News: AG Eric Schmitt Names State Coordinator of Sexual Assault Kit Initiative to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced yesterday that he has appointed the honorable Judge M. Keithley Williams, a former trial judge in Jasper County and treatment court administrator in the City of St. Louis, to lead the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.  Made possible by a grant from the Bureau … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Eric Schmitt Names State Coordinator of Sexual Assault Kit Initiative to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

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”

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Applauds Guilty Verdict in Quadruple Homicide Case

Poplar Bluff, MO (STL.News) – Friday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt applauded the work done by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and members of the Attorney General’s Office in obtaining guilty verdicts in a quadruple homicide case in Ripley County, Missouri.  The Honorable Michael Pritchett, a judge from Butler County, decided, after a bench trial … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Applauds Guilty Verdict in Quadruple Homicide Case

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Recaps Successful First Month as Attorney General

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Eric Schmitt is celebrating a successful first month as Missouri Attorney General while looking ahead to his priorities for the office in the coming months.  Schmitt was officially sworn into the office on January 3, 2019. Since assuming the office, Attorney General Schmitt has focused on accruing a talented staff, … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Recaps Successful First Month as Attorney General

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Initiates Community Outreach as Part of “Safer Streets” Initiative

SAINT LOUIS, MO – Jan. 23, 2019 – After yesterday’s announcement of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s “Safer Streets” Initiative, Schmitt kicked off the community outreach component of the initiative earlier today.  In addition to designating prosecutors as “Special Assistant United States Attorneys” to help combat and prosecute violent crime in areas of St. Louis, … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Initiates Community Outreach as Part of “Safer Streets” Initiative

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt and 45 Other Attorneys General Reach a $120 Million Settlement With Medical Device Business, Inc.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and 45 Other Attorneys General Reach a $120 Million Settlement With Medical Device Business, Inc., formerly known as DePuy, parent company Johnson & Johnson JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 23, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri and 45 other states reached a $120 million Consent … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt and 45 Other Attorneys General Reach a $120 Million Settlement With Medical Device Business, Inc.

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Safer Streets Initiative

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 22, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today his “Safer Streets” Initiative, an effort to quell alarming violent crime rates in the St. Louis area. Unveiled in a press conference earlier today, the Safer Streets initiative will feature unprecedented cooperation between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Attorney … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Safer Streets Initiative

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt praised this week’s ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, that protects the confidentiality of survivors of domestic violence in the Safe at Home program.  This is the first time that a Missouri appellate court has issued a ruling on … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler, Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri has obtained settlements providing millions of dollars for Missouri consumers who purchased or leased Fiat Chrysler vehicles containing illegal defeat devices.  The settlements also provide for combined payments of approximately $3.1 million to the State of Missouri and … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler, Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt warns of Potential Scams during Winter Storm

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 12, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt yesterday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of the winter storm that is expect to impact a large part of Missouri. Due to winter storm Gia, forecasters are projecting that most of Missouri will be affected … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt warns of Potential Scams during Winter Storm

Missouri News: St. Louis County woman, Joyce Terry, ordered to repay more than $5,000 for Medicaid fraud

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that a St. Louis County woman was ordered to repay more than $5,000 to the MO HealthNet program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges. “Missourians have a rightful expectation that Medicaid dollars will be spent on services, not on fraudsters,” said Schmitt.   “My office … Continue reading Missouri News: St. Louis County woman, Joyce Terry, ordered to repay more than $5,000 for Medicaid fraud

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces $1.5M Multistate Settlement with Retailer Neiman Marcus over 2013 Data Breach

Jefferson City, MO – The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement a number of policies to resolve an investigation by attorneys general in 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States. In … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces $1.5M Multistate Settlement with Retailer Neiman Marcus over 2013 Data Breach

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Files Amicus Brief Opposing Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 7, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed an amicus brief today in the Supreme Court of Missouri that seeks to end the practice of modern-day debtors’ prisons.  The brief, filed in Richey v. State of Missouri, states that it is the opinion of the Attorney General that there … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Files Amicus Brief Opposing Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces For-Profit Education Company to Forgo Collecting Loans and Will Change Practices

Settlement will bring $493.7 million in debt relief for CEC students Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 4, 2018 – For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting about $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally, in a settlement with Missouri and the … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces For-Profit Education Company to Forgo Collecting Loans and Will Change Practices

Missouri Political News: Eric Schmitt sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 4, 2018 – Eric Schmitt was sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General today at the Missouri Supreme Court in a ceremony led by Chief Justice Zel Fischer.  In remarks following the swearing-in, Schmitt emphasized his duty is to protect Missourians, and to serve as the lawyer for all six million … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Eric Schmitt sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General