NEWS

  • AG Schmitt Files Amicus Brief Opposing Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:11 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 7, 2018) - Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed an amicus brief today in the Supreme Court of Missouri that seeks to end the practice of modern-day debtors’ prisons. The brief, filed in Richey v. State of Missouri, states that it is the opinion of the Attorney General that there is no statutory authority to classify jail debts, or more commonly known as “board bills” for jail time, as court costs or fines. This is the first amicus brief that Schmitt has filed as Missouri’s Attorney General.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces For-Profit Education Company to Forgo Collecting Loans and Will Change Practices

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:10 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 4, 2019) – For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting about $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally, in a settlement with Missouri and the attorneys general of 48 other jurisdictions. The Assurance of Voluntary Compliance filed Wednesday caps a five-year investigation. Under the agreement, CEC agrees to forgo any and all efforts to collect amounts owed by former students living in the states participating in the agreement.
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  • AG Schmitt Raises Concerns with Public Defender Commission Proposed Agreement, Files Motion to Intervene

    May 14, 2019, 13:33 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 14, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is raising concerns with the Public Defender Commission’s proposed consent judgement with the American Civil Liberties Union to restrict working hours for public defenders. The Attorney General’s Office today filed a motion to intervene in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
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  • AG Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission Announce Settlement on Sham Charity

    Mar 28, 2019, 13:08 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (March 28, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with sham charity Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik. Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik, collected almost $10 million in donations from 2013 through 2017 allegedly to provide assistance to disabled officers and relief to families of officers killed in the line of duty. Instead, Mr. Kenik spent the vast majority of contributions to profit himself and private individuals he hired instead of on charitable programs.
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  • Eric Schmitt sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General

    Jan 3, 2019, 15:29 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 3, 2019) – Eric Schmitt was sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General today at the Missouri Supreme Court in a ceremony led by Chief Justice Zel Fischer. In remarks following the swearing-in, Schmitt emphasized his duty is to protect Missourians, and to serve as the lawyer for all six million Missourians.
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