Missouri Attorney General

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Barr Confirmation Hearings

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 15, 2019  Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined with other state attorneys general to encourage the United States Senate to confirm William Barr as the U.S. Attorney General and released the following statement: “William Barr is an eminently qualified nominee for United States Attorney General. As a former U.S. … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Barr Confirmation Hearings

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: 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 News: AG Hawley Announces $575 Million Multistate Settlement with Wells Fargo

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by (1) opening millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolling customers into online banking services without their knowledge or consent, (2) improperly referring customers for … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Hawley Announces $575 Million Multistate Settlement with Wells Fargo

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Knox County Sheriff, Robert Becker, Guilty Plea

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, 51, pled guilty to charges of sexual abuse and domestic assault and will resign.  He pled guilty to sexual abuse in the second degree and domestic assault in the fourth degree in the Circuit Court of Knox County. Knox … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Knox County Sheriff, Robert Becker, Guilty Plea

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Shannon County Public Corruption Charges

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his office has filed a felony complaint in Shannon County against former City of Winona Clerk Terri Denton.  The complaint alleges that Denton, during her time as city clerk, misappropriated at least five hundred dollars. The charges allege that Denton was employed by the … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Shannon County Public Corruption Charges

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Multistate Fight Against Robocalls

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that he has joined a bipartisan group of 40 state attorneys general to stop or reduce repetitive and harmful robocalls.  This coalition is reviewing the technology that major telecommunications companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls. “This multistate effort is vitally important,” Hawley said.  “Missourians … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Multistate Fight Against Robocalls

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Urges Congress to Close Deadly Fentanyl Loophole

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, as part of a bipartisan coalition of 52 state and territory attorneys general, called on Congress yesterday to help end the opioid epidemic and close a loophole that allows those who traffic deadly fentanyl to stay a step ahead of law enforcement. Led by Attorneys General … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Urges Congress to Close Deadly Fentanyl Loophole

Missouri Political News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Primary Election Victory

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement Tuesday night after winning the Missouri Republican Primary for U.S. Senate: “Tonight the conservative people of Missouri sent a message loud and clear to the Washington elites.  Missouri sent a message in 2016, but Claire McCaskill was so comfortable in her Washington condo … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Primary Election Victory

Missouri Political News: AFP-Missouri: Hawley’s Better For Missouri Than McCaskill

Grassroots group congratulates Josh Hawley, urges voters to replace McCaskill JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Americans for Prosperity-Missouri (AFP-MO) congratulated Josh Hawley on his Republican primary victory Tuesday.  The current Missouri Attorney General, Hawley will face incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in the general election. “Josh Hawley will be a formiddable opponent for Sen. McCaskill,” said AFP-MO … Continue reading Missouri Political News: AFP-Missouri: Hawley’s Better For Missouri Than McCaskill

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 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: 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 AG Hawley Obtains Judgment Against Herbert Miller, Kathleen Miller & Miller Family Funeral Home for Defrauding Consumers

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley obtained a $372,561.04 judgment on behalf of 54 Missouri consumers who were defrauded by Herbert Miller, Kathleen Miller, and Miller Family Funeral Home. Herbert and Kathleen Miller entered into contracts with consumers to provide pre-need funeral services and accepted upfront payments for those services.  In 2016, … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Obtains Judgment Against Herbert Miller, Kathleen Miller & Miller Family Funeral Home for Defrauding Consumers

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 Announces Investigation into St. Louis Housing Authority

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his Office is launching an investigation into the conditions of the Clinton-Peabody housing complex in St. Louis.  The Attorney General’s Office has issued a civil investigative demand—a civil subpoena—to the St. Louis Housing Authority to determine whether conditions at the Clinton-Peabody housing complex violate … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Hawley Announces Investigation into St. Louis Housing Authority

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 Announces Annual Statistics of Missouri One Call Enforcement

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the 2017 results of enforcement of the Missouri Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act, also known as the Missouri One Call Law.  This law requires excavators to call a notification center, Missouri One Call System, Inc., before commencing a dig in the state.  … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Announces Annual Statistics of Missouri One Call Enforcement

Missouri AG Announces Broader Criminal & Civil Review of Mississippi County Jail & Sheriff

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office is pursuing a broader criminal and civil review of the Mississippi County Jail facility and Sheriff Cory Hutcheson. The announcement follows findings by three medical experts that the death of Tory Sanders, who died while in protective custody in the Mississippi … Continue reading Missouri AG Announces Broader Criminal & Civil Review of Mississippi County Jail & Sheriff

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 Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Phelps County Sentencing of Christa Mueller

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Phelps County resident Christa Mueller has been sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for her role in severely abusing her 17-month child in April of 2006.  Mueller was convicted by a Phelps County jury in September 2017. The Defendant and her … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Phelps County Sentencing of Christa Mueller

Missouri AG Hawley Announces Legislative Proposals to Strengthen Missouri Sunshine Law

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Following a meeting with leaders of the Missouri Press Association, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced legislative proposals to strengthen enforcement of the Missouri Sunshine Law. The Attorney General’s Office has three proposals. The first creates a Transparency Division within the Attorney General’s Office. The second proposal asks for authorization … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Announces Legislative Proposals to Strengthen Missouri Sunshine Law

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 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

AG Hawley Announces Results of Independent Investigation into Allegations of Wrongdoing by Koster Administration

Jefferson City, MO/December 5, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the results of the investigation into alleged wrongdoing by the Koster Administration in connection with the 2012 civil lawsuit over the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The Attorney General issued the following statement: “The independent investigator hired by the Attorney General’s … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Results of Independent Investigation into Allegations of Wrongdoing by Koster Administration

AG Hawley Renews Fight to End California’s Restrictive Farming Regulations

Defending Missouri’s farm communities from aggressive over-regulation Jefferson City, MO/December 4, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his office will renew its efforts in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge California’s attempt to impose agricultural regulations on the state of Missouri. Missouri is challenging a California law requiring Missouri egg producers … Continue reading AG Hawley Renews Fight to End California’s Restrictive Farming Regulations