Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

FILE - In this March 19, 1987, file photo, Television evangelist Jim Bakker poses in Columbia, S.C. Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker, in a court filing on Monday, May 4, 2020, is asking a judge to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing him of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus. The lawsuit said Bakker and a guest made the cure claim during a program on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky File)

Arkansas AG sues TV pastor over virus treatment claims

Jun. 16, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general on Tuesday sued Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker over his promotion of a product falsely touted as a cure for the illness caused by the coronavirus. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed the lawsuit in Arkansas against Bakker and Morningside Church...

FILE - In this undated file photo, then Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson sits behind his desk at the Mississippi County Detention Center in Charleston, Mo. The Missouri NAACP and black lawmakers are calling for a new investigation into the 2017 death of Tory Sanders. Sanders was being held at the Mississippi County Jail, in Charleston, and the sheriff at the time, Hutcheson, was accused of pressing his knee against Sanders' neck for up to three minutes. (Leonna Heuring/Sikeston Standard Democrat via AP, File)

Comparisons drawn between Floyd's death and Missouri case

Jun. 5, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri NAACP and black lawmakers on Friday urged a new investigation into the death of an African American jail inmate who died in 2017 in a similar circumstance to George Floyd — with a white law enforcement officer's knee on his neck. Tory Sanders, 28, died at the...

FILE - In this May 13, 2016, file photo, then Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, speaks during a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker, in a court filing on Monday, May 4, 2020, is asking a judge to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing him of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus. Former Gov. Nixon is representing Bakker. The lawsuit said Bakker and a guest made the cure claim during a program on Feb. 12. . (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Jim Bakker seeks suit dismissal; ex-governor is his lawyer

May. 5, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker is asking a judge to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing him of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus, and the lawyer representing Bakker is former Gov. Jay Nixon. Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued...