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Attorney General's News Release

July 13, 2012

Attorney General Koster seeks to intervene to protect the Jewish Community Centerís charitable assets

Jefferson City, Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster today filed a motion to intervene in a Bank of America lawsuit against the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in St. Louis in order to protect the JCC’s charitable assets.

Under Missouri law, the Attorney General’s Office represents the public interest in the charitable pledges and donations made to the JCC. The Bank of America lawsuit seeks to impose a constructive trust on pledges and donations made to the JCC, which would call into question actual control of JCC’s assets.

“The Jewish Community Center is one of the most important and historic charitable institutions in our state,” Koster said. “While I recognize that this is a difficult situation for all involved, I am committed to ensuring that the assets of this charitable institution are fairly treated throughout these proceedings.”

Koster filed the motion to intervene in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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