Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Hawley wants state workers removed from wrongful death suit

Jun. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is asking a federal judge to remove state employees from a lawsuit over the death of developmentally disabled man. The Missouri Department of Mental Health and its developmental disabilities division were named in a lawsuit filed by the...

Hawley sues St. Louis developer, alleges tax credit fraud

Jun. 13, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One day after St. Louis officials announced plans to cut ties developer Paul McKee over a massive but long-stalled project in an impoverished area, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed suit against the same developer. The suit filed Wednesday says McKee's company, Northside...

Hawley suit alleges Bel-Ridge violated Sunshine Law

Jun. 12, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

BEL-RIDGE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed a lawsuit against the St. Louis suburb of Bel-Ridge, accusing the city of violating the state's Sunshine Law. The lawsuit announced Tuesday accuses the north St. Louis County town of repeatedly failing to provide proper notice of closed...

Latest: New Missouri governor names top staffers

Jun. 5, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and current Gov. Mike Parson (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has hired longtime staffers and well-known Republican politicos to work for him in the governor's office. Parson on Tuesday announced he picked...

Even in surrender, Missouri governor goes out fighting

May. 30, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL officer will be conceding political defeat amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations while still defiantly asserting that he's done nothing...

The Latest: Parson: Greitens resignation will heal state

May. 29, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says the resignation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens "will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a difficult time." The Republican...

Official: Review finds 4,900 untested rape kits in Missouri

May. 24, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are close to 4,900 untested rape kits in Missouri, and that number likely is low because some agencies couldn't say exactly how many kits they have, according to a review by the state attorney general's office. Attorney General Josh Hawley, who launched an audit of the...

The Latest: Missouri lawmakers outline impeachment rules

May. 18, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rules proposed in the Missouri House would let the public watch hearings leading to the potential impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens but would prohibit his attorneys from questioning...

Attorney: Too little cash for transgender killing defense

May. 16, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The head of Missouri's public defender system says a suspect in the slaying of a transgender teen should be spared from facing the death sentence if he's convicted because there isn't enough money to adequately defend him. Missouri State Public Defender Office director Michael...

Missouri man to be released after nearly 20 years in prison

May. 14, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is recommending that charges be dismissed against a man who has served nearly 20 years in prison for the death of a southeast Missouri woman. Hawley made the recommendation in a letter to Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd that David Robinson...