NEWS

  • AG Schmitt Initiates Community Outreach as Part of “Safer Streets” Initiative

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:28 PM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (January 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, continual community outreach is another important part of the Safer Streets Initiative. Today, Attorney General Schmitt visited Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis to meet citizens, listen to their concerns, and answer their questions.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Safer Streets Initiative

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:25 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 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 General’s office, as well as various law enforcement agencies.
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  • AG Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:23 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 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 the Safe at Home statutes since the Missouri General Assembly expanded the program in August with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to protect more victims.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding Unlawful “Defeat Devices” to Diesel Vehicles

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:21 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 16, 2019) – 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 more than $171 million to 52 jurisdictions nationwide from Fiat Chrysler and Bosch. Bosch supplied and helped program the illegal emissions “defeat device” software used by both Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen in their diesel vehicles.
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  • AG Schmitt Releases Statement on Barr Confirmation Hearings

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:18 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 15, 2019) – Today, 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:
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  • AG Schmitt warns of Potential Scams during Winter Storm

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:16 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 11, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt today 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 by severe weather, including major accumulation of snow, freezing rain, and ice.
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  • St. Louis County woman ordered to repay more than $5,000 for Medicaid fraud

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:15 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 11, 2019) – 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 takes its responsibility to protect Missouri taxpayers seriously and will continue to ensure Medicaid dollars are spent on those who need it most.”
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  • AG Schmitt Announces $1.5M Multistate Settlement with Retailer Neiman Marcus over 2013 Data Breach

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:13 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 8, 2019) – 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.
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  • AG Schmitt Files Amicus Brief Opposing Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:11 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 7, 2018) - 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 is no statutory authority to classify jail debts, or more commonly known as “board bills” for jail time, as court costs or fines. This is the first amicus brief that Schmitt has filed as Missouri’s Attorney General.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces For-Profit Education Company to Forgo Collecting Loans and Will Change Practices

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:10 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 4, 2019) – 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 attorneys general of 48 other jurisdictions. The Assurance of Voluntary Compliance filed Wednesday caps a five-year investigation. Under the agreement, CEC agrees to forgo any and all efforts to collect amounts owed by former students living in the states participating in the agreement.
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  • AG Schmitt Raises Concerns with Public Defender Commission Proposed Agreement, Files Motion to Intervene

    May 14, 2019, 13:33 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 14, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is raising concerns with the Public Defender Commission’s proposed consent judgement with the American Civil Liberties Union to restrict working hours for public defenders. The Attorney General’s Office today filed a motion to intervene in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
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  • AG Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission Announce Settlement on Sham Charity

    Mar 28, 2019, 13:08 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (March 28, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with sham charity Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik. Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik, collected almost $10 million in donations from 2013 through 2017 allegedly to provide assistance to disabled officers and relief to families of officers killed in the line of duty. Instead, Mr. Kenik spent the vast majority of contributions to profit himself and private individuals he hired instead of on charitable programs.
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  • Eric Schmitt sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General

    Jan 3, 2019, 15:29 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 3, 2019) – 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 Missourians.
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