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2012 News Releases

2012 News Releases

Dec 18, 2012
Attorney General Koster and Jasper County prosecutor file felony forgery charges against company hired to demolish Joplin schools after tornado -- company and employee also charged with not paying prevailing wage --
Dec 7, 2012
Judge commits Saline County man as Sexually Violent Predator
Dec 6, 2012
Attorney General Koster files felony charges related to Sweepstakes Scam
Dec 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster reminds Missourians that December 6 is the deadline to file claims in billion dollar LCD-screen price-fixing settlement
Nov 29, 2012
Attorney General Koster asks President Obama to declare a presidential emergency to avoid shut down of transportation on the Mississippi River
Nov 29, 2012
Attorney General Koster charges Kansas City wedding photographer for scamming brides
Nov 27, 2012
Attorney General Koster, Department of Insurance, reach $399,400 settlement with stoprepairbills.com
Nov 21, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $125,000 agreement with automotive finance company
Nov 20, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces plea agreement with Lorraine Brown Ė Former President of DocX to plead guilty for national mortgage document robo-signing practices Ė
Nov 15, 2012
Missouri to receive more than $2 million as part of settlement with pharmaceutical company over drug marketing
Nov 14, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces that time is running out to file claims in billion dollar LCD-screen price-fixing settlement
Oct 29, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $36,000 settlement with company for violating Missouriís no-call law
Oct 26, 2012
Attorney General Koster files felony charges against Florida man for bilking elderly Missourians in sweepstakes scam
Oct 16, 2012
St. Louis-area butcher shop settles lawsuit over mislabeled meat for $50,000 -- butcher shop sold ground beef containing ground cow hearts --
Oct 15, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces notification to consumers of $69 million settlement over E-book price fixing allegations
Oct 5, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces guilty verdict of Waynesville man
Oct 5, 2012
Montgomery City man sentenced to 25 years in prison for statutory sodomy
Oct 5, 2012
Jackson County jury commits sexually violent predator
Oct 1, 2012
Attorney General Koster says Darain Atkinson sentenced to eight years for felony stealing, insurance fraud and consumer violations -- Cory Atkinson was sentenced to four years Friday for similar violations--
Oct 1, 2012
Attorney General Koster files criminal charges against three Kansas City-area women in Medicaid fraud cases
Sep 26, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces crackdown on mortgage rescue companies for unfair practices
Sep 25, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $22,500 settlement with vehicle extended service contract seller
Sep 24, 2012
Attorney General Koster obtains indictment in Medicaid fraud case -- St. Louis woman faces 4 felony counts--
Sep 18, 2012
Attorney General Koster and Randolph County prosecutor file criminal charges against Bruce Cole, former CEO of Mamtek, in connection with alleged securities fraud and theft
Sep 17, 2012
Court grants partial summary judgment against Jefferson City funeral home and its director --Orders permanent injunction, costs, and penalties against defendants--
Sep 12, 2012
Attorney General Koster said Tiger Hotel in Columbia agrees to refund consumers
Sep 12, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Boone County business for clean water violations
Sep 12, 2012
Shannon County Man found guilty of 18 counts in home break-in, shooting death
Sep 11, 2012
Attorney General Koster obtains four guilty pleas in Medicaid fraud cases in Texas County
Sep 10, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces $29,000 judgment against Springfield business and its former president
Sep 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster files lawsuit to recover Economic Development tax credits from Ballpark Lofts I, LLC --St. Louis Company fraudulently obtained $2.4 million in state tax credits, Koster alleges--
Sep 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $37,000 settlement with business; obtains restitution for consumers
Sep 6, 2012
Attorney General Koster obtains judgment against Greene County couple
Sep 4, 2012
Attorney General Koster obtains assurance of voluntary compliance from Kansas City locksmith
Aug 31, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches agreement with E*Trade and TradeKing in investigation of retail securities brokerage industry
Aug 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster obtains indictment against St. Louis man for home-repair violations
Aug 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces that Missouri has already received more than $83 million from the National Mortgage Settlement
Aug 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces landmark $181 million national settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary -- more than $4.3 million will come to Missouri --
Aug 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster enters into $76.5 million settlement with three major U.S. publishers over e-book price-fixing allegations
Aug 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster asks Supreme Court to reconsider execution date request for Joseph Franklin
Aug 27, 2012
Washington County man pleads guilty to murder
Aug 24, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with California company for unlawful telemarketing practices
Aug 24, 2012
Montgomery City man found guilty of statutory sodomy
Aug 15, 2012
Attorney General Koster says Strong found guilty of three counts for his role with the Greenleaf Companies
Aug 14, 2012
Attorney General Koster issues statement on Supreme Courtís decision on execution dates
Aug 13, 2012
Attorney General Koster today brings state additional $1.4 million in penalties from LCD lawsuit settlement --$2.2 million total in penalties; consumers can file personal claims--
Aug 10, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues companies for violating Missouriís no-call law
Aug 9, 2012
AG Koster announces Missourians can now file claims to be reimbursed from the LCD settlement -- people who purchased televisions, laptops, and computers with LCD screens may qualify --
Aug 7, 2012
Jury commits Wellston man as sexually violent predator
Aug 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster says Missouri cities, school districts and not-for-profits now able to claim more than $1,000,000 from municipal bonds derivatives scheme
Aug 2, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces settlement of criminal proceedings against mortgage surrogate signing company DOCX and agreement with parent company Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS)
Jul 31, 2012
Attorney General Koster charges Kansas City funeral home owner with stealing, unlawful business practices
Jul 27, 2012
Clinton County man convicted of first degree murder
Jul 27, 2012
Attorney General Koster investigates reports of price gouging in water well drilling in Northwest Missouri
Jul 27, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Indiana contractor for defrauding tornado victims
Jul 26, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues California company for deceptive advertisements
Jul 25, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues loan modification company for unfair and illegal business practices
Jul 25, 2012
Attorney General warns consumers to beware of fake letters sent from Attorney Generalís Office, other government agencies
Jul 24, 2012
Attorney General Koster: former middle school teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact with students -- sentenced to 8 years in prison --
Jul 24, 2012
AG Koster reminds Missourians to register their personal cell phones on Missouriís no-call list -- registering before August 1 will ensure October 1 activation --
Jul 19, 2012
Attorney General Koster, 11 states settle with US Fidelis -- secures $14.1 million in consumer restitution --
Jul 19, 2012
Attorney General Koster shuts down unlawful Carter County dog breeder
Jul 17, 2012
Independence man sentenced to life without parole in 1st degree murder and robbery case
Jul 17, 2012
Attorney General Koster deposits $38 million from mortgage settlement into state treasury
Jul 13, 2012
Attorney General Koster seeks to intervene to protect the Jewish Community Centerís charitable assets
Jul 12, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces settlements with last three foreign LCD manufacturers in price-fixing litigation
Jul 11, 2012
Benton/Henry County gas stations now in compliance with Missouriís underground storage tank law
Jul 10, 2012
Attorney General Koster shuts down three businesses for underground storage tank violations
Jul 9, 2012
Attorney General Koster releases statement on Cole County Circuit Court ruling
Jul 6, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues vacation package telemarketers for violating Missouriís no-call law
Jul 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster alerts consumers to call consumer hotline if gas or electricity is stopped -- Missouri hot weather rule is in effect --
Jul 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster says Sikeston woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud -- ordered to repay $37,000 stolen from residents --
Jul 2, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Lincoln County business for clean water violations
Jul 2, 2012
GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion to settle drug marketing and pricing claims-- Missouri to receive more than $31 million --
Jun 28, 2012
Attorney General Koster releases statement on Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act
Jun 27, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces settlement with company that targeted veterans and their educational benefits -- companyís websites deceptively steered veterans toward certain for-profit colleges --
Jun 25, 2012
Attorney General Koster receives first-ever Missouri Police Chiefsí Leadership Award
Jun 21, 2012
Attorney General Koster recovers $124,000 in Medicaid fraud settlement
Jun 20, 2012
Former sheriffís deputy in Oregon County sentenced to seven years in prison-- deputy pleaded guilty to burglary and stealing --
Jun 15, 2012
Attorney General Koster files suit against Springfield Auto Dealer
Jun 15, 2012
AG Koster says more than 61,000 cell phones registered on Missouriís no call list
Jun 14, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces guilty plea by Cory Atkinson -- Co-owner of US Fidelis pleads guilty to felony stealing, insurance fraud and consumer violations; faces four years in prison --
Jun 14, 2012
AG Koster announces Missourians may register their personal cell phones on Missouriís no call list -- Governor Nixon signed bill into law today --
Jun 13, 2012
AG Koster: Licensed clinical social worker pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
Jun 13, 2012
Attorney General Koster issues consumer alert on text messages that promise free gift cards --says these texts can lead to identity theft --
Jun 13, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces guilty verdict of Independence man
Jun 12, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement over charity scheme that targeted firefighters
Jun 11, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with St. Louis owner of closed monument company
Jun 11, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with McMullen Auto Credit, LLC, and its owners
Jun 5, 2012
AG Koster announces guilty plea in Ripley County murders
Jun 1, 2012
Attorney General Koster releases 12th annual report on vehicle stops
May 29, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with vehicle extended service contract seller
May 23, 2012
Bunker man pleads guilty to murder
May 23, 2012
AG Koster announces settlement with Walgreens over gift cards
May 23, 2012
State attorneys general reject Backpage demand
May 17, 2012
Attorney General Koster requests Supreme Court action in nine capital murder cases
May 16, 2012
Attorney General Koster files criminal charges against contractor -- alleges Jeffrey Wolfson defrauded Joplin homeowners --
May 16, 2012
Attorney General Koster says St. Clair man pleads guilty to murder
May 16, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces settlement with Skechers over health claims on Shape-Ups
May 16, 2012
Attorney General Koster says millions of Missourians will benefit from cell phone ďno-callĒ law passage
May 14, 2012
Attorney General Koster releases proposal on Edward Jones Dome -- state received requests under Sunshine Law --
May 10, 2012
Attorney General Koster calls on movie studios to stop depicting smoking in youth-rated movies
May 10, 2012
Attorney General Koster takes action against Morgan County dog breeder
May 9, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches wastewater treatment settlement with the City of Springfield
May 9, 2012
Attorney General Koster says Missouri obtains $15 million in Medicaid fraud settlement -- settlement is second settlement with Abbott Laboratories related to Depakote --
May 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster says Missouri to receive $1.9 million in pharmaceutical settlement
May 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster says state will provide proposals on Edward Jones Dome May 14 unless court orders otherwise
May 4, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Utah travel operator on Willard Bandís Hawaii trip
Apr 26, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $60,000 settlement with vehicle extended service contract seller
Apr 25, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with Pennsylvania telemarketer
Apr 25, 2012
Attorney General Koster files criminal charges against three people for asphalt scams against elderly -- warns Missourians about expected spring rise in contractor scams --
Apr 23, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Springfield consignment shop
Apr 20, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with Doe Run for the Sweetwater Mine and Mill
Apr 20, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces guilty pleas in Medicaid fraud cases
Apr 20, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $76,000 settlement with Utah-based home alarm company
Apr 19, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Boone County business owner for clean water violations
Apr 16, 2012
Attorney General Koster obtains restraining order against Howell County dog breeder
Apr 13, 2012
Attorney General Koster Obtains Court Order approving settlement with Joplin Contractor
Apr 13, 2012
Trenton man sentenced for statutory sodomy crimes
Apr 11, 2012
Attorney General Koster charges U.S. publishers with antitrust law violations, price-fixing for e-books
Apr 10, 2012
Ava woman pleads guilty to felony stealing
Apr 5, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces guilty plea by Darain Atkinson -- Co-owner of US Fidelis pleads guilty to felony stealing, insurance fraud and consumer violations; faces possible eight years in prison --
Apr 4, 2012
Attorney General Koster says ďThe Time has ComeĒ for voters to have say on cigarette tax
Apr 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches $217,000 settlement in Medicaid fraud case
Apr 2, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces results of accessible-parking operation in St. Louis County
Apr 2, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with Utah telemarketer for no-call violations
Mar 29, 2012
Bunker man pleads guilty to murder
Mar 28, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces murder verdict in Barry County case -- jury recommends death sentence after finding Christopher Collings guilty --
Mar 26, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with American Suzuki Motor Corporation for dealerís deceptive advertising
Mar 16, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces settlement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., worth more than $1.25 million, over the illegal disposal of hazardous waste
Mar 16, 2012
Dava Pharmaceuticals to pay Missouri more than $200,000 to settle claims based on rebate violations
Mar 15, 2012
AG Koster charges Scott County Woman for Stealing from Nursing Home Residents
Mar 13, 2012
AG Koster files additional murder charges in Ripley County
Mar 12, 2012
West Plains man found guilty of assaulting his daughter
Mar 12, 2012
Former Deputy Sheriff of Oregon County pleads guilty to stealing
Mar 12, 2012
Attorney General Koster recognizes Sunshine Week in Missouri
Mar 9, 2012
Attorney General's Office to offer mortgage-settlement forums in every county in Missouri -- forums set to provide information, sign up Missourians who might qualify --
Mar 8, 2012
Attorney General sues five telemarketers for violation of Missouriís No-Call Law
Mar 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues telephone cramming companies for unauthorized charges to Missouri consumers
Mar 7, 2012
Attorney General announces guilty plea by former part-owner of Greenleaf Companies and The Real Estate Company --Eric Gagnepain, former part-owner, pleads guilty--
Mar 6, 2012
Attorney Generalís Office to offer Sunshine Law Workshop March 16
Mar 6, 2012
Attorney General sues national tax preparer MoneyCo USA for withholding taxpayersí refunds
Mar 5, 2012
Attorney General focuses on Missouri consumers during National Consumer Protection Week
Mar 1, 2012
Attorney General Koster warns consumers to look out for scams following tornados in Southwest Missouri
Feb 29, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with Ray County dog rescue facility
Feb 29, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches agreement with two St. Louis used car dealers
Feb 28, 2012
AG Koster announces St. Louis-based KV Pharmaceutical to pay Missouri $289,000 to settle Medicaid-related false claims allegations
Feb 23, 2012
Taney County judgment against log home builder results in restitution for consumers
Feb 22, 2012
Attorney General Koster to appeal MOSIRA ruling
Feb 21, 2012
Attorney General Koster shuts down Dallas County dog breeding facility
Feb 15, 2012
Attorney General Koster outlines stark realities facing Missouriís Second Injury Fund in speech to Missouri business leaders -- AG calls on legislature to act now to resolve the crisis --
Feb 15, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues wedding venue -- seeks restitution for canceled ceremonies
Feb 14, 2012
Attorney General Koster files amicus briefs in U.S. Supreme Court case on Affordable Care Act
Feb 9, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces Missouri consumers, state to receive more than $196 million in benefits from national mortgage settlement
Feb 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces preliminary support for proposed multistate settlement with mortgage servicing industry
Feb 7, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces 136-count criminal indictments related to robo-signing in mortgage industry --Boone County grand jury indicts Georgia corporation and its president for practices highlighted in 60 Minutes report --
Feb 6, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces results of accessible-parking operation in Kansas City area -- St. Louis sweep to protect disabled planned in coming weeks --
Feb 3, 2012
Statement by Attorney General Koster on Kenneth Pearson, Stan McClatchey v. Robin Carnahan ruling
Feb 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Dallas County man for open burning violation
Feb 3, 2012
St. Louis County man committed as sexually violent predator
Feb 3, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces sentence for Medicaid fraud criminal violations
Feb 2, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Joplin contractor for cheating tornado victims
Feb 1, 2012
Attorney General Koster calls on legislature to pass bill closing tobacco-settlement loophole
Jan 31, 2012
AG Koster announces top ten scams for 2011 -- No-Call violations lead consumer complaints
Jan 31, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces antitrust settlement with pharmaceutical companies
Jan 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces sentencing in Taney County fraud case
Jan 30, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement with Joplin contractor for consumer fraud related to May 2011 tornado
Jan 26, 2012
Attorney General Koster sues Lafayette County gas station for underground storage tank violation
Jan 26, 2012
Dade County jury commits sexually violent predator
Jan 19, 2012
Attorney General Kosterís Medicaid Fraud Unit collected more than $20 million in 2011
Jan 18, 2012
Attorney General Koster reaches settlement in Medicaid fraud case -- Provider to pay state $27,190 --
Jan 18, 2012
Attorney General Koster gets injunction against Lawrence County compost business for clean water and solid waste violations
Jan 17, 2012
Scotland County jury commits sexually violent predator
Jan 10, 2012
Attorney General Koster files criminal charges in Medicaid fraud case
Jan 5, 2012
Attorney General Koster announces sentencing in Bolivar murder

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