BREAKING NEWS

AG Josh Hawley Enacts Strict Internal Ethics Policy


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 11, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley has implemented the toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office (AGO) in the country. Immediately upon assuming office, Hawley issued a memorandum imposing new ethics requirements on all AGO employees.  Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Statement on First Degree Murder Conviction


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 12, 2017) – On January 11, 2017, a Cape Girardeau County jury took 40 minutes to find Michael L. Futrell, 58, guilty of first degree murder and armed criminal action for the killing of 36-year old Manuel G. Williams of Doniphan, Missouri. “I am proud of our attorneys’ hard work to ensure this violent and repeat offender suffers the serious consequences for his actions,” Attorney General Josh Hawley said. “Our office will prosecute those who seek to harm our communities to the fullest extent of the law. We have zero tolerance for violent crimes and the criminals who commit them.” Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Warns Consumers About Storm-related Price Gouging


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 13, 2017) - Attorney General Josh Hawley today cautioned Missourians to be on the alert during the pending ice storm for storm-related price gouging. Due to Winter Storm Jupiter, forecasters project that most of Missouri will be affected by severe weather, freezing rain and accumulating ice over the coming days. Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Statement on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 16, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley today issued the following statement on the 88th birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Statement on Sex Offender Conviction


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 17, 2017) – On January 11, 2017, a Jackson County jury found Donald Allison, 49, guilty of two counts of statutory rape in the first degree, statutory sodomy in the first degree, attempted statutory rape, child molestation and furnishing pornography to a minor.  Read more...

AG Josh Hawley & Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Announce $864 Million Settlement with Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 18, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced today that an $864 million settlement has been reached with Moody’s Corporation, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and Moody’s Analytics, Inc. (collectively “Moody’s”), by the U.S. Department of Justice, 21 states and the District of Columbia. These efforts were led by the attorneys general of Connecticut and Mississippi in partnership with the USDOJ.  Read more...

AG Hawley Sues Obama Administration to Protect Missouri Energy


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 19, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that Missouri has sued the Obama Administration over regulations that will drive energy costs up for Missouri families. The suit alleges that regulations promulgated by the Department of the Interior on December 20, 2016 affecting coal mining overstep agency authority and violate federal law.   Read more...

Attorney General's Office Spokesman: "He's in compliance"


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 24, 2017)  Today, Attorney General Josh Hawley's communications director, Ryan Cross, released the following statement and attached a copy of the Attorney General's Office legal analysis. “General Hawley is complying with the law. He will continue to comply with the law. The law requires the Attorney General to reside at the seat of government. Josh is the first Attorney General in modern history who already lived in the local area of the Capitol before he was elected. He lives a brief commute from the Supreme Court building. His office is in the Supreme Court building. He’s in compliance.” Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Challenges Obama Administration Overtime Rules


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 25, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley today challenged rules issued by the Obama Administration that would force small businesses to treat whole new classes of employees as “overtime” workers. Hawley and the Attorney General’s Office filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.    Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Cass County Man Committed as a Sexually Violent Predator


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 31, 2017) – On January 27, 2017, a Cass County jury found Roy L. Veach, 52, to be a sexually violent predator. The Honorable Michael Rumley signed an order committing Veach to the custody of the Department of Mental Health for treatment until such time he is safe to be at-large. “Thanks to the hard work of local law enforcement and our attorneys, another dangerous predator is behind bars,” Hawley said. Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Statement on Mark Christeson Execution


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 31, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement this evening upon the execution of convicted triple-murderer Mark Christeson. On January 31, 2017, Mark Christeson was executed by lethal injection for the February 1, 1998, rape and murder of Susan Brouk, murder of her 12-year-old daughter, and murder of her 9-year-old son. Read more...

CONSUMER ALERT: Tax Identity Theft Fraud


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 2, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley warns consumers to be alert for tax fraud identity theft as the 2016 tax filing season begins. "Tax identity theft fraud has become all too common. Consumers should file their returns as early as they can,” Hawley advised. “Missouri consumers who experience tax fraud identity theft can reach out to my Office for help.” Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Boone County Sexually Violent Predator Conviction


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 6, 2017) – On February 3, 2017, a Boone County jury found Adam Derby, 35, to be a sexually violent predator. The Honorable Deborah Daniels signed an order committing Derby to the custody of the Department of Mental Health for treatment until such time he is safe to be at large. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of those serving on the front lines of our criminal justice system, Adam Derby will no longer be a threat to Missouri’s children,” said Hawley. Read more...

AG Josh Hawley Files Lawsuit Against President Obama’s Unlawful Land Regulations


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 7, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that Missouri has filed suit challenging Obama Administration rules that drastically expand federal power over farm and ranch land across Missouri and the nation. The rules in question expand the definition of “critical habitat” for endangered and threatened species. Missouri joins 19 other states in the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama against the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more...

Hawley Takes on California’s Job-Killing Regulations


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 16, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office will fight California’s attempt to impose job-killing regulations on Missouri, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hawley asked the Court to hear argument in the State of Missouri’s challenge to a California law that imposes onerous new regulations on Missouri poultry farmers and would drive the costs of eggs up for Missouri families.  Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Victory on Obama Administration Energy Regulation


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 20, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement regarding the full repeal of the Obama Administration’s Stream Protection Rule late last week: “This is a great victory for the people of Missouri. My office took on the federal government to protect working families in our state from soaring energy costs, and we won. We sued the government to stop this regulation, and late last week Congress and President Trump responded by repealing it. I commend them," Hawley said. Read more...

AG Josh Hawley & Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Announce $10 Million to General Revenue Fund


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 21, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft are pleased to announce that $10 million will be immediately remitted to the General Revenue Fund following the multi-state settlement with the Moody’s Corporation, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and Moody’s Analytics, Inc. (“collectively Moody’s”). The landmark settlement, announced January 18, 2017, was the product of efforts between the Department of Justice, 21 states and the District of Columbia. In total, Moody’s will pay all injured parties $864 million.  Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Marion County Sexually Violent Predator Conviction


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 28, 2017) – On February 24, 2017, a Marion County jury found Norman Tucker III, 38, to be a sexually violent predator. The Honorable David Mobley signed an order committing Tucker to the custody of the Department of Mental Health for care, control, and treatment until such time as he is safe to be at large. Read more...

AG Hawley Hails Trump Action on Water Regulation


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 1, 2017) – President Trump on Tuesday announced that he is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to replace the Obama-era "waters of the United States" rule, a major victory for Missouri. The Missouri Attorney General's Office has challenged the rule in federal court. Read more...

Attorney General’s Office to Aid Consumers Affected by Tornado


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 3, 2017) - The Attorney General’s Office is joining with local and state agencies to help those affected by this week’s devastating storms. Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office will provide resource materials in Perryville with tips on selecting reputable contractors, avoiding price gouging, protecting personal information from identity fraud, and other scams seen after natural disasters. Read more...