Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Missouri House votes to undo law on attorney general's home

Apr. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has voted to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general. House members voted 135-17 Thursday to change a state law dictating that Missouri's top attorney live in the "seat of government." That's been interpreted by some to mean the capital,...

Missouri bill would undo law on where attorney general lives

Apr. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are trying to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general. Lawmakers on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill to change a state law dictating that Missouri's top attorney live in the "seat of government." That's been interpreted by some to...

Missouri AG seeks stories about ravages of opioids

Apr. 16, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt is seeking input from Missourians impacted by the opioid epidemic as part of the state's lawsuit against three major opioid manufacturers. Schmitt, a Republican, was in St. Louis Tuesday to encourage Missourians to go to the website www.realopioidpain.com and...

Special assistant US attorneys join anti-crime effort

Apr. 11, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five attorneys from the Missouri Attorney General's office are now turning their attention to violent crime in St. Louis, and a few more will soon take on similar tasks in Missouri's two other largest cities. A swearing-in ceremony was Thursday for assistant attorneys general who will work...

Subpoena quashed in Democrat's efforts to question Hawley

Apr. 9, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has rejected a Democratic candidate's effort to question U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over his handling of public records while he was Missouri attorney general. Attorney Elad Gross, a candidate for Missouri attorney general, is suing Gov. Mike Parson's administration for all...

Missouri attorney general sues city over traffic tickets

Apr. 4, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued a southwestern Missouri city on Thursday for allegedly using traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue for the municipal government. The City of Diamond's police chief, Michael Jones, wrote on a white board that the city was $5,000 behind and...

Democrats sue over alleged records law breach under Hawley

Mar. 11, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Monday sued the Missouri Attorney General's Office, alleging that it violated the state's open-records laws under the leadership of Josh Hawley, who is now a U.S. senator. The group claimed the office withheld emails between...

$30 million settlement in sweepstakes scam aimed at elderly

Mar. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The operators of a sweepstakes scam that affected senior citizens and others will forfeit $30 million in cash and assets under a record settlement announced Thursday by the Missouri Attorney General's Office and the Federal Trade Commission. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a...

Missouri official: No proof Hawley misused public resources

Feb. 28, 2019 12:03 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's secretary of state announced Thursday that his office didn't find evidence to back up allegations Josh Hawley used public resources as the state attorney general to bolster his successful U.S. Senate bid. Jay Ashcroft said he's closing the investigation , which...

Backlog of rape kits will take Missouri years to clear

Feb. 27, 2019 5:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say it will take several years to fully clear Missouri's backlog of untested rape kits. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said on Wednesday he has named former Jasper County Judge Keithley Williams as the coordinator for his office's Sexual Assault Kit...