BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley Files Motion Seeking Criminal Sanctions Against Backpage.com


Jefferson City, Mo. (July 16, 2018) – 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. Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Office Will Not Retry Brad Jennings


Jefferson City, Mo. (July 12, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today 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 were not turned over to prosecutors or defense attorneys. Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Settlement Agreement Reached in Bridgeton Landfill Lawsuit


Jefferson City, Mo. (June 29, 2018)  – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that after five years of litigation, a settlement has been reached between the State of Missouri and Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, Allied Services, LLC, and Republic Services, Inc.  In 2013, the State filed a lawsuit alleging violations of Missouri’s environmental regulations and asserting common-law claims related to a subsurface fire at the Bridgeton Landfill. The settlement imposes extensive maintenance, monitoring and mitigation requirements on Bridgeton; commits Bridgeton’s parent company, Republic, to guarantee and financially assure those activities; and provides restitution to the community affected by the landfill fire. Read more...

AG Hawley Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban


Jefferson City, Mo. (June 26, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump’s proclamation limiting entry into the United States for aliens from specified countries as well as limiting refugees: “I am pleased to see the Supreme Court uphold the President’s power to make national security decisions,” Hawley said. Read more...