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Missouri News: Jefferson City man, Jeffrey Wayne Robnett, ordered to cease and desist from offering securities

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered unregistered agent Jeffrey Wayne Robnett and his company to cease and desist after allegedly offering securities under a prohibited contract. In August 2017, Robnett, a Jefferson City resident, allegedly met a 51-year-old Texas resident online and carried on a phone, text … Continue reading Missouri News: Jefferson City man, Jeffrey Wayne Robnett, ordered to cease and desist from offering securities

United States | Briefing With Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, USAID Administrator Mark Green, and Experts on the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

United States – MR PALLADINO: Thanks. Thank you all for coming today, for joining us for the rollout of the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for both the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Happy to at the top turn this over to the Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan, … Continue reading United States | Briefing With Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, USAID Administrator Mark Green, and Experts on the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

Missouri News: Securities Division Orders Halt to Unregistered Agents, Josh McDonald, Perfection PR Firm, LLC, Who Mislead Missourians in Currency Exchange Investment

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final order to cease and desist against unregistered agent Josh McDonald and his company Perfection PR Firm LLC after they sold unregistered, non-exempt securities to four Missouri investors. The order also states that McDonald and his company made untrue statements, … Continue reading Missouri News: Securities Division Orders Halt to Unregistered Agents, Josh McDonald, Perfection PR Firm, LLC, Who Mislead Missourians in Currency Exchange Investment

WASHINGTON | US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave no … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

Missouri News: Securities Division Continues Efforts to Halt Illegal Cryptocurrencies

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division today ordered Garland E. Harris and Troptions Corporation to show cause why restitution, civil penalties and costs should not be imposed after allegedly making misleading and deceitful statements in the sale of an unregistered cryptocurrency. Troptions Corporation and Harris, based out of … Continue reading Missouri News: Securities Division Continues Efforts to Halt Illegal Cryptocurrencies

Missouri Politial News: Auditor Galloway responds to request from Secretary of State for assistance in investigating complaint against Attorney General

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today responded to the request by Secretary Jay Ashcroft for assistance in investigating a complaint against the Attorney General.  The complaint alleges Attorney General Josh Hawley used public funds to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.  A routine closeout audit of the Attorney General’s Office … Continue reading Missouri Politial News: Auditor Galloway responds to request from Secretary of State for assistance in investigating complaint against Attorney General

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Responds to Secretary of State Inquiry

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today sent a letter responding to a request for information from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Office.  The letter rebuts in detail the frivolous nature of the complaint filed by the American Defense Legal Fund. CLICK to read the letter at AGO.MO.GOV SOURCE: news provided by … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Responds to Secretary of State Inquiry

Missouri News: Ashcroft announces Securities Division receives share of $26M multi-state settlement with LPL Financial, LLC

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today announced that his Securities Division received Missouri’s share of a multi-state settlement with LPL Financial LLC.  The company paid civil penalties of $499,000 to the division’s Investor Protection and Education Fund. “This payment of civil penalties into the Investor Protection and Education Fund will … Continue reading Missouri News: Ashcroft announces Securities Division receives share of $26M multi-state settlement with LPL Financial, LLC

Missouri News: Securities Division orders a halt to Binary Options Firms, Seeks Restitution for Missouri Investors

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued final orders against Glenridge Capital, Tropical Trade and Morgan Finances to cease and desist after the firms each sold unregistered, non-exempt binary options — risky, all-or-nothing wagers — to Missouri investors. The orders also state that the three companies made untrue statements, … Continue reading Missouri News: Securities Division orders a halt to Binary Options Firms, Seeks Restitution for Missouri Investors

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) Awards Dinner

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks and receive the 2018 Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) Awards Dinner at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) Awards Dinner

Missouri News: SOS Ashcroft Announces Program on Savor Missouri, River Hill Country Food and Wine

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced on September 12, 2018, a Thursday Evening Speaker Series program that explores the regional fare of Missouri’s river hill country.  The program will be offered in the Interpretive Center of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, the location of the Secretary of State’s … Continue reading Missouri News: SOS Ashcroft Announces Program on Savor Missouri, River Hill Country Food and Wine

Missouri News: Unregistered Agent, John N. Cucinella, Misleads Missouri Investors, Agrees to Full Payment

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a consent order against John N. Cucinella and two affiliated companies who sold unregistered, non-exempt securities to two Missouri investors. From Nov. 2016 to March 30, 2018, Cucinella solicited two Missouri residents, from Fayette and Arnold, to invest $14,000 in an initial … Continue reading Missouri News: Unregistered Agent, John N. Cucinella, Misleads Missouri Investors, Agrees to Full Payment

Missouri News: Ashcroft Thanks Voters, Election Officials, Poll Workers for Successful Primary Election

Jefferson City, MO — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft thanked voters, election officials and poll workers today for helping to make yesterday’s primary election a success. “Thank you to all the Missourians who went to the polls yesterday and made their voice heard,” Ashcroft said.  “Missouri’s county clerks and election boards and their colleagues … Continue reading Missouri News: Ashcroft Thanks Voters, Election Officials, Poll Workers for Successful Primary Election

Missouri Political News: Ashcroft Encourages Missourians to Vote, Visits Local Election Officials

Jefferson City, MO — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging eligible Missourians to get out and vote in today’s primary election. “If you’re registered to vote, you can vote — and we need you to vote,” Ashcroft said.  “For everyone who doesn’t vote, we lose their wisdom and their experience.  The more of … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Ashcroft Encourages Missourians to Vote, Visits Local Election Officials

U.S. Department of State News: 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne met at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California July 23-24, 2018. The Secretaries and Ministers noted a number of … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations

U.S. Department of State News: United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is pleased to announce that the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue will be held in New Delhi, India, on September 6. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis look forward to meeting with their Indian counterparts, Minister … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis Host AUSMIN at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for this year’s Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis Host AUSMIN at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

St Louis News: Secretary of State Ashcroft, with Secretaries of State Nationwide, Announces National Election Security Summit in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Yesterday, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that St. Louis will host the National Election Security Summit on Sept. 10-11, 2018, with administrative support provided by the National Association of Secretaries of State.  The partnership includes a bipartisan group of Secretaries of State from across the country, and will be … Continue reading St Louis News: Secretary of State Ashcroft, with Secretaries of State Nationwide, Announces National Election Security Summit in St. Louis

OKLAHOMA | Gov. Fallin Names General Counsel and Former State Senator James Williamson as Secretary of State

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin today announced that James Williamson, who has served as her general counsel, will serve as secretary of state.  He will continue to provide legal and policy advice as he did in the role of the governor’s general counsel, a post he was appointed to in March 2017. Williamson, … Continue reading OKLAHOMA | Gov. Fallin Names General Counsel and Former State Senator James Williamson as Secretary of State

NEW YORK  | Day of US-NKorea meetings to salvage summit on tap in NYC

NEW YORK  —A senior North Korean official and the top U.S. diplomat had dinner in New York as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un try to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. It’s the highest-level official North Korean visit to the United States in 18 years. Kim Yong Chol, the former military intelligence … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Day of US-NKorea meetings to salvage summit on tap in NYC

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

The following is a Press Statement from Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, DC regarding International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty … Continue reading On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

WASHINGTON |The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

WASHINGTON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation, narrowly avoiding a rare rebuke as his confirmation heads to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON |The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump slams Dems for objecting to Pompeo

WASHINGTON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of State (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats as he seeks Senate confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of State. Trump says on Twitter Monday: “Hard to believe Obstructionists May vote against Mike Pompeo … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump slams Dems for objecting to Pompeo

WASHINGTON | Trump says Pompeo “got along really well” with Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his CIA chief “got along really well” with Kim Jong Un during a secret meeting in North Korea, holding up the highly unusual talks as a reason to confirm Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Republican lawmakers also supported the visit, as the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says Pompeo “got along really well” with Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON | Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

WASHINGTON | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in “each place we confront them.” But he ducked and dodged when asked whether he supports President Donald Trump’s pounding … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

WASHINGTON | Top State Dept. nominee: Soft policy toward Russia ‘over’

WASHINGTON | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo will tell senators weighing his confirmation as secretary of state that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” That’s according to excerpts of his opening statement obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his Senate hearing Thursday. Pompeo will emphasize that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Top State Dept. nominee: Soft policy toward Russia ‘over’

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump’s national security adviser

WASHINGTON/March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into his administration ahead of key decisions on Iran and North Korea. Trump tweeted Thursday that McMaster has done “an outstanding job & will always remain my friend.” … Continue reading McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump’s national security adviser

Delaware Secretary of State Announces Medical License and Controlled Substance Registration Suspensions

DOVER, DE (STL.News) Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock has suspended the Delaware medical license and controlled substance privileges of Gregory Villabona, in light of allegations of unprofessional conduct related to the prescription and distribution of opioid medications. In making this determination, Secretary Bullock considered the findings of two parallel complaints filed by the Delaware … Continue reading Delaware Secretary of State Announces Medical License and Controlled Substance Registration Suspensions

Roy Harris Jr. – Orthogistic Labs & Amniogistic Ordered Cease & Desist by Missouri Secretary of State

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Roy Harris Jr. and his companies Orthogistic Labs Inc., Orthogistic LLC and Amniogistic LLC to cease and desist after allegedly selling more than $1 million in unregistered, non-exempt securities to at least 25 investors. The order also alleges that Harris and his … Continue reading Roy Harris Jr. – Orthogistic Labs & Amniogistic Ordered Cease & Desist by Missouri Secretary of State