NEWS

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

    Aug 22, 2019, 13:24 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – 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.
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  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Kansas City, Springfield Sworn In as Part of Safer Streets Initiative, Adding Prosecutorial Might to Fight Violent Crime

    Aug 21, 2019, 16:01 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – 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.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Obtains Over $13 Million in Settlements, Judgments in First Seven Months of 2019

    Aug 14, 2019, 13:11 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – 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.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Conviction of St. Charles Construction Scammer

    Aug 12, 2019, 15:23 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today the conviction and sentencing of a St. Charles contractor who scammed residents out of thousands. Matthew Chapman pled guilty in May to four counts of unlawful merchandising practices in St. Charles County. Today, Chapman was sentenced to six years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, with that sentence being suspended and Chapman placed on five years of supervised probation. Chapman will have to repay over $33,000 in restitution to four St. Charles couples, complete 40 hours of community service, and write letters of apology to his victims.
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  • Three Additional Federal Indictments Secured Through Safer Streets Initiative

    Aug 8, 2019, 17:01 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) deputized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office through the Safer Streets Initiative have secured three more federal indictments, bringing the total number of unsealed indictments to seven since the initiative was launched.
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  • AG Schmitt Nearing Completion of SAFE Kits Initiative Inventory

    Aug 7, 2019, 17:14 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General announced new inventory completion percentages for hospitals and law enforcement agencies as part of his SAFE Kits Initiative.
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  • AG Schmitt Settles Lawsuit With the City of Wood Heights

    Aug 5, 2019, 11:39 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. - Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has obtained a consent judgment finding the City of Wood Heights violated Missouri’s Sunshine Law.
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  • AG Schmitt Launches Investigation into Missouri State University For Alleged Ticket Quotas

    Aug 1, 2019, 16:31 PM by AG Schmitt
    Springfield, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office launched an investigation into the Missouri State University, Office of University Safety, for allegedly enforcing a parking ticket quota and violating Senate Bill 5 and other related legislation.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Sentencing of Wayne County Convicted Child Rapist

    Jul 31, 2019, 14:35 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today the sentencing of Daniel Martin, who was sentenced to 38 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for sodomy, rape and molestation of a minor.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Sentencing of Former Winona City Clerk Terri Denton

    Jul 29, 2019, 10:05 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that former City Clerk for Winona, Missouri, Terri Denton, has been sentenced, following a June 4, 2019 guilty plea to one count of the class C felony of Receiving Stolen Property in the Circuit Court of Shannon County.
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  • AG Schmitt Successfully Commits Four Sexually Violent Predators Since June

    Jul 25, 2019, 15:41 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – In the past two months, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has successfully committed four sexually violent predators, a part of his continuing efforts to keep Missourians safe. Since early June, the Sexually Violent Predator Unit at the Attorney General’s Office has successfully committed Pete Wright, Stanley Schell, Wilbert Payton, and Charles Ezell as sexually violent predators.
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  • AG Schmitt Sues Dog Breeder for Violations of Animal Care Facilities Act, Operating Without a License

    Jul 25, 2019, 12:43 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (July 25, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office was suing an Oregon County dog breeder for continued violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act and the absence of a valid ACFA license.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Settlement with the St. Louis Housing Authority

    Jul 22, 2019, 16:53 PM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that the office settled the lawsuit pending against the Saint Louis Housing Authority and McCormack Baron for violations of the Missouri Merchandising Protection Act and public nuisance claims.
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  • AG Schmitt and Coalition of Attorneys General Announces Multistate Settlement of $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

    Jul 22, 2019, 09:44 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Schmitt today announced that a coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach.
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  • Attorney General’s Office Obtains Habeas Corpus Denial for National Supermarket Gunman

    Jul 18, 2019, 11:07 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has successfully obtained a denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Marvin Jennings, one of the men responsible for the robbery and murder of five employees at the former National Supermarket in St. Louis.
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  • AG Schmitt Secures Three More Federal Indictments Through Safer Streets Initiative

    Jul 10, 2019, 07:16 AM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (July 9, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has secured an additional three federal indictments in St. Louis through the Safer Streets Initiative.
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  • St. Louis Crime Commission Donates $200,000 to Better Family Life to Prevent Violent Crime in St. Louis

    Jul 9, 2019, 09:19 AM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (July 8, 2019) – Today, the St. Louis Crime Commission – joined by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Jeff Jensen, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden, and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar – announced in a press conference an investment of $200,000 to Better Family Life to help deter violent crime and aid families of victims of violent crime in the St. Louis region.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Lawsuit Against Cass County Roofing Company for Fraud

    Jul 8, 2019, 08:50 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (July 3, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office filed a lawsuit against Apex Contracting & Roofing (“Apex”), a roofing company in Cass County, Missouri and its owner Jason Stewart. The lawsuit was brought as a result of multiple complaints filed by Missouri consumers.
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  • AG Schmitt Resolves Lawsuit with City of Diamond Over Traffic Ticket Quotas

    Jul 2, 2019, 16:55 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his lawsuit with the City of Diamond has been resolved. Attorney General Schmitt filed the lawsuit against the City of Diamond in April, alleging that members of the city’s police force were enforcing a traffic ticket quota in order to generate more revenue for the city. The settlement agreement stipulates that the City of Diamond will have to implement internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance in the future, and host a mandatory training for the Mayor, members of the Board of Aldermen, and the Chief of Police regarding the requirements of relevant state statutes.
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  • Pharmacist Ordered to Repay $125,000 to Missouri’s Medicaid Program

    Jun 27, 2019, 11:40 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Steven Baraban, pursuant to a plea agreement, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to 3 years probation and ordered to repay Missouri’s Medicaid program $125,102.50. Baraban’s sentencing follows his March 1, 2019, guilty plea to one count of health care fraud.
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