BREAKING NEWS

AG Schmitt Announces First Federal Indictments in Western Part of Missouri Through the Safer Streets Initiative


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 23, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today the first federal indictments obtained by a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) under the Safer Streets Initiative in the Western District of Missouri were handed down in Springfield. Tony Brown, one of the three Assistant Attorneys General deputized as SAUSAs as part of the Safer Streets Initiative in Kansas City and Springfield secured the public indictments, which were unsealed on August 22, 2019. Read more...

AG Schmitt Joins Coalition of Attorneys General, Private Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 22, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today good news in the fight against illegal robocalls. As a result of a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general, including Missouri, and 12 phone companies, the phone companies have agreed to adopt eight key principles to fight illegal robocalls. This agreement will not only protect phone users from illegal robocalls, but it will also make it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute bad actors. Read more...

Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Kansas City, Springfield Sworn In as Part of Safer Streets Initiative, Adding Prosecutorial Might to Fight Violent Crime


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 21, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Assistant Attorneys General from the Attorney General’s Office were sworn in as Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) in Kansas City and Springfield as part of the Safer Streets Initiative. Two attorneys and a legal secretary were added in Kansas City and an attorney and legal secretary were added in Springfield, augmenting prosecutorial might in the fight to curb alarming violent crime rates. The Safer Streets Initiative was launched in St. Louis in late January and expanded to Kansas City and Springfield in February. Read more...

Missouri Attorney General’s Office Obtains Over $13 Million in Settlements, Judgments in First Seven Months of 2019


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (August 14, 2019) – In his first seven months in office, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Consumer Protection Section of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office secured over $13 million in judgments and settlements for the state of Missouri and Missourians. The amount obtained in judgments and settlements in the first seven months of 2019 has surpassed the total amount obtained in 2018. Multistate settlements like the Equifax settlement and the Fiat Chrysler emissions settlement, as well as restitution from fraudulent contractors and other sources contribute to the $13 million figure. Read more...