BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley takes emergency action to shut down Missouri businesses connected to human trafficking


Springfield, Mo.  (July 20, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley today took emergency legal action to shut down a series of Southwest Missouri businesses connected to human trafficking. This action follows raids Thursday across the Springfield region by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Attorney General’s Office and other agencies targeting businesses believed to be involved in illegal trafficking. Read more...

AG Hawley announces St. Louis contractor pleads guilty to home repair fraud


Jefferson City, Mo. (July 19, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Donald J. Harralston, 34, pleaded guilty to stealing by deceit and unlawful merchandising practices today in St. Louis County Circuit Court. In his plea, Harralston admitted that he lied to three St. Louis home-owners when he contracted to install new roofs but instead took their down payments and then failed to do any work or provide any materials.  Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Murder Indictment of Father and Son


Jefferson City, Mo. (July 18, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office has secured two indictments for murder involving a Douglas County father and son. The first indictment charges James “Lee” Aborn, 66, of Ava, Missouri with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree and two counts of armed criminal action for the January 26, 2017 shooting that took the life of one man and injured another. Read more...

AG Hawley Lauds Creation of Prescription Drug Monitoring Database


Jefferson City, Mo. (July 17, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley today applauded Governor Eric Greitens’ creation of a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Database. “Today’s first step toward a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri is long overdue,” Hawley said. “I brought suit against major opioid manufacturers last month to start the fight to end the opioid epidemic in our state. A prescription drug monitoring database is critical to that effort.”    Read more...