NEWS

  • AG Schmitt Statement on Killing of North County Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf

    Jun 24, 2019, 10:58 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Following the tragic killing of North County Cooperative Police Officer Michael Langsdorf, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the following statement:
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  • Attorneys in Missouri Attorney General’s Office Receive Spate of Awards

    Jun 21, 2019, 16:40 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (June 21, 2018) – Recently, some of the talented attorneys in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office have been awarded for their hard work and dedication to serving the people of Missouri. Assistant Attorneys General Nathan Aquino and Jennifer Szczucinski were both nominated for awards from the Missouri Bar Foundation, and members of the Solicitor General team were award the “Best Brief” award from the National Association of Attorneys General.
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  • AG Schmitt Highlights the State of Missouri in Speech to Missouri Boys State

    Jun 20, 2019, 14:20 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. – In a speech to a raucous Missouri Boys State crowd on Tuesday evening, Attorney General Schmitt had a simple message: you’re welcome. Addressing everyone located outside of Missouri – specifically those in the coastal states - Schmitt highlighted the important inventions, people, and events that have all come out of Missouri, followed by a hearty “you’re welcome.”
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  • AG Schmitt Hosts Second “Working Group” to Discuss SAFE Kits Initiative

    Jun 18, 2019, 16:41 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (June 18, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and representatives from a variety of law enforcement, healthcare, and advocacy organizations gathered today in Jefferson City to discuss the progress and next steps in the SAFE Kit Initiative. The SAFE Kit Initiative is an effort to clear out the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Missouri by gathering an inventory, creating a tracking system, and eventually testing certain kits.
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  • AG Schmitt Sues Garden City for Sunshine Law Violations

    Jun 17, 2019, 15:45 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (June 17, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office is filing a lawsuit against the city of Garden City for disbanding most of their police department in a vote behind closed doors, a violation of Missouri’s Sunshine Law. Located in Cass County, Garden City voted to disband most of its police department in a vote held by the Board of Aldermen in November of 2018.
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  • AG Schmitt Joins Kickoff of Clean Sweep 2019

    Jun 14, 2019, 17:29 PM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (June 14, 2019) - Today, Attorney General Schmitt joined James Clark and Better Family Life for their kickoff event of their Clean Sweep 2019 initiative. Better Family Life founded and is leading this effort, along with developers and business leaders from the Regional Business Council in St. Louis, to knock down abandoned buildings in North St. Louis as they’re often havens for crime.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Multistate Settlement with Private Lender that Will Deliver over $4.7 Million in Debt Relief to Former Missouri ITT Tech Students

    Jun 14, 2019, 13:34 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (June 14, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that the Missouri Attorney General’s Office has secured an agreement to obtain over $4.7 million in debt relief for approximately 600 former ITT Tech students in Missouri as part of a multistate settlement. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for more than 18,000 former students at ITT Tech, the failed for-profit college. The settlement is with Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC (“CUSO”), which offered loans to finance students’ tuition at ITT Tech.
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  • AG Schmitt Expands Opioid Lawsuit

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:55 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (June 11, 2019) – Today, Attorney General Schmitt filed a motion to add additional claims in the state of Missouri’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and other defendants and ramp up efforts to hold manufacturers accountable. Attorney General Schmitt has continued the state of Missouri’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals and their parent company Johnson and Johnson. Today, Schmitt expanded the claims against Purdue Pharma and other defendants, alleging public nuisance and unjust enrichment.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Distribution of Sham Charity Settlement Money

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:54 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (June 5, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced court approval of the disbursement of money received in a settlement with sham charity Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik.
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  • AG Schmitt Releases Annual Vehicle Stops Report

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:52 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 31, 2019) – Today, Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the annual Vehicle Stops Report required of his office under the statutes passed by SB 1053. This Vehicle Stops Report is the first aggregation showing data collected under the newly implemented residency question. Additionally, Schmitt has pledged even more changes to the report, including adjustments for deeper analysis of the data and more context surrounding traffic enforcement.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Offering Help to Disaster-Stricken Citizens at MARC Locations

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:51 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 30, 2019) – Following devastating flooding and tornadoes in Jefferson City last week, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office is joining a multitude of agencies and groups at Multi-Agency Resource Centers to provide aid to those who have been hit hardest by these natural disasters.
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  • AG Schmitt Warns of Ticket Scalping Ahead of Stanley Cup Finals Coming to St. Louis

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:49 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 29, 2019) – Ahead of the St. Louis Blues returning home for game three of the Stanley Cup Finals, Attorney General Schmitt is issuing a warning to everyone seeking to buy tickets for the game. Ticket scalpers and scammers are more prevalent during the playoffs, especially the final series, and Missourians should be aware of what to look out for when buying tickets.
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  • AG Schmitt Joins 51 AG Coalition Calling for Forgiveness of Student Loans for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:48 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 24, 2019) – Attorney General Schmitt today joined a group of 51 Attorneys General in urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day.
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  • AG Schmitt Closes Offsets Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:46 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 24, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that a judge has ordered “The Offsets” swimming hole to cease operations until necessary safety measures are implemented. “The Offsets” is a lead mine turned swimming hole in Southeast Missouri. Since its opening in the early 1980’s, at least 9 people have died from drowning or falling off of the bluffs and countless other injuries have occurred.
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  • AG Schmitt Asks Congress to Amend Communication Decency Act, Allow More Efficient Enforcement

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:45 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 23, 2019) — Attorney General Schmitt joined 46 AGs across the country this week to ask Congress, again, to amend the Communications Decency Act in order to make sure state and local authorities are able to better protect our citizens online and take appropriate action against criminal actors. “Fighting sex trafficking and human trafficking is one of the top priorities of my office, and that means having the ability to effectively combat those practices on digital mediums as well,” said Attorney General Schmitt.
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  • AG Schmitt Warns Missourians of Price Gouging, Scams in Wake of Storms and Tornadoes

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:42 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 23, 2019) – Following heavy thunderstorms and tornadoes that swept through the Jefferson City area and other parts of Missouri, Attorney General Schmitt is urging Missourians to watch out for price gouging as they buy supplies, and be wary of scams as they look to make repairs.
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  • AG Schmitt Joins FBI Human Trafficking Task Force

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:41 AM by AG Schmitt
    Kansas City, Mo. (May 20, 2019) – Attorney General Schmitt and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are teaming up to fight back against human trafficking in Missouri. In a press conference today, Attorney General Schmitt announced that the Missouri Attorney General’s Office is joining the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.
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  • AG Schmitt Delivers UMKC Law Commencement Speech, Focuses on Free Speech

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:39 AM by AG Schmitt
    Kansas City, Mo. (May 18, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt delivered the University of Missouri, Kansas City Law School commencement keynote speech this afternoon. Speaking to the group of graduates, Schmitt focused mainly on the history of the first amendment, its application in society, and how important it is to preserve it, especially on college campuses.
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  • AG Schmitt to Give Commencement Address at UMKC Law Graduation

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:38 AM by AG Schmitt
    Kansas City, Mo. (May 17, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is set to deliver the commencement address at the University of Missouri, Kansas City law school graduation tomorrow afternoon. The Attorney General plans to speak to the group of law school graduates mainly on the importance of preserving free speech on college campuses and across the world.
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  • AG Schmitt, Governor Parson Reach Joint Memorandum of Understanding on Social Media, Email Use

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:36 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 16, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Governor Mike Parson announced today they had reached Joint Memorandum of Understanding regarding official office and personal use of social media accounts. The agreement was reached following the conclusion of the Attorney General’s investigation into the alleged Sunshine Law violations by the previous Administration of the Office of the Governor of Missouri.
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