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Press Releases

  • Attorney General’s Office Obtains Murder Convictions in St. Louis Case

    May 6, 2021, 16:49 PM by AG Schmitt
    The Missouri Attorney General’s Office, over the weekend, obtained three murder convictions in a case in the City of St. Louis. Eric Lawson was found guilty of three counts of Murder in the first degree on Saturday, May 1, and after a three-day penalty phase, the jury recommended sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for each count.
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  • Attorney General Schmitt Announces Settlement with Indivior Over False Marketing Related to Suboxone

    May 6, 2021, 10:11 AM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that on April 30, 2021, Missouri and other states reached an agreement with Indivior plc and Indivior Inc. (collectively “Indivior”) to settle allegations that Indivior falsely and aggressively marketed and promoted the drug Suboxone, resulting in improper expenditures of state Medicaid funds. Suboxone is a drug approved for use by patients recovering from opioid addiction to avoid or reduce withdrawal symptoms while they undergo treatment. Suboxone and its active ingredient, buprenorphine, are powerful opioids.
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  • Attorney General’s Office Secures Conviction in 2015 Assault Case in Scott County Jail

    May 5, 2021, 14:56 PM by AG Schmitt
    On Friday April 30, 2021, a jury convicted William Henry, AKA William Henry Applewhite III, of three counts of Assault on a Corrections Officer in the First Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action in the First Degree. The defendant was housed in the Scott County Jail awaiting trial on murder charges when the assaults occurred.
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