Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

US Supreme Court declines involvement in state egg law cases

Jan. 8, 2019 5:29 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a legal dispute in which 15 states are seeking to strike down laws in California and Massachusetts that require larger living areas for some farm animals. The attorney general's office in Missouri, which spearheaded one of...

Missouri AG files first brief in 'debtors prison' lawsuit

Jan. 8, 2019 2:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt argues in a brief filed with the Missouri Supreme Court courts should change the way the cost of incarceration —commonly called board bills — is collected from indigent inmates. In a brief filed Monday, Schmitt argued that collecting...

Records show consultant worked with Greitens' staff

Jan. 4, 2019 5:52 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political consultant directed state employees during the early days of now-resigned Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' administration, according to records obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Emails from Greitens' team spanning from his transition to governor through the...

Inmate alleging assault by guard may have sentence restored

Jan. 4, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri prison inmate who is suing a guard and counselor who she says sexually assaulted her will be re-traumatized for no practical reason if she is sent back to the same facility, her lawyer said. The Missouri Attorney General's Office requested last year that Karen...

Republican Schmitt sworn in as Missouri's attorney general

Jan. 3, 2019 3:07 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Eric Schmitt took the oath Thursday as Missouri's attorney general, pledging to pursue issues such as the opioid epidemic and vowing that neither he nor his staff would use a message-deleting app on work phones. Missouri Chief Justice Zel Fischer gave Schmitt, 42, the...

No legal action against college, charity tied to Greitens

Dec. 28, 2018 6:24 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general's office is not pursuing legal action against two groups related to concerns that former Gov. Eric Greitens' used their resources for political gain. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the attorney general's office on Friday notified The...

Incoming Missouri Attorney General Schmitt filling in staff

Dec. 27, 2018 5:41 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's incoming Attorney General Eric Schmitt is tapping a former assistant U.S. attorney to lead criminal litigation in the office. Schmitt on Thursday announced he's picking Cristian Stevens to be deputy attorney general for criminal litigation. That means Stevens will lead...

Hawley released records involving his office staff's work

Dec. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Records released Friday by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley show employees of his office frequently used private email for official business and were given directions from the political consultants who led Hawley's successful campaign for the U.S Senate. In a Jan. 19, 2017,...

Auditor Galloway will help investigate Attorney General

Dec. 14, 2018 4:05 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has agreed to help the secretary of state's office investigate whether Attorney General Josh Hawley illegally used public resources to help his political campaign. Galloway, a Democrat, said Friday in a letter to Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a...

Missouri Attorney General's Office slams claims on Hawley

Dec. 11, 2018 12:37 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office is pushing back against allegations that Josh Hawley misused public resources to boost his successful U.S. Senate campaign as the secretary of state investigates him. First Assistant and Solicitor General John Sauer in a Monday letter called...