NEWS

  • AG Schmitt Sues Teva, 19 Other Drug Manufacturers, and 15 Individuals Alleging Price Fixing Scheme on Over 100 Generic Drugs

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:27 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 13, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that the state of Missouri is joining the State of Connecticut’s lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers, alleging that the companies drastically inflated and manipulated prices, reduced competition and unreasonably restrained trade for more than 100 different generic drugs. This is one of the most damaging and far-reaching price fixing schemes in modern history, with certain companies inflating prices by nearly 1,000 percent.
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  • AG Schmitt Secures Guilty Plea, $36,000 in Restitution in Mother and Son Medicaid Fraud Case

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:23 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 9, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Julius Terry has pled guilty to two counts of the class C felony of Medicaid Fraud and one count of the class B felony of Receiving Stolen Property in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County. Julius Terry’s guilty plea follows the guilty plea of his mother, codefendant Joyce Terry, on January 4, 2019. Together, the mother and son pair defrauded Medicaid of more than $35,000.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Secures Over One Million in Restitution in Month of April

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:21 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 6, 2019) –During the month of April, consumer advocates with the Attorney General’s Office secured over one million in restitution for Missouri consumers across a variety of cases and issues.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Habeas Denial in 2001 Killing of Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:19 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 1, 2019) – A writ of habeas corpus has been denied in the 2001 robbery and murder of Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt, according to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. On April 29, 2019 the Circuit Court of Pike County, Missouri entered an order denying a petition for the writ of habeas corpus filed by Charles Erickson.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Sentencing of Quadruple Murderer, Keith Boyles

    Jun 14, 2019, 10:17 AM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 2, 2019) - Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced the sentencing terms of Keith Boyles for his role in the quadruple homicide of two elderly couples in Ripley County Missouri. In February of 2019, Boyles was convicted of four counts of murder and four counts of armed criminal action. Boyles, along with David Youngblood, Youngblood’s wife, Melissa, and their daughter Chantale, were each involved in the four murders that took place in June and July of 2010.
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  • AG Schmitt Marks Over 100 Days of Action and Accomplishments

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:56 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 29, 2019) – Today, Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General, Eric Schmitt, released a partial list of the accomplishments of his office, in the just over 100 days since he was sworn in a January.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Partners with Law Enforcement, Transportation Professionals to Combat Human Trafficking

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:54 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 25, 2019) - The Missouri Attorney General's Office partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking, the Missouri Trucking Association, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Tuesday, April 23rd in Sedalia, MO to address combatting human trafficking.
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  • AG Schmitt Secures $310,000 in Restitution for Financial Exploitation of Disabled Citizen and Medicaid Recipient

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:52 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 24, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Mary McDonald of Bismark, Missouri, was ordered by the St. Francois County Circuit Court to pay $310,000 in restitution for financially exploiting a disabled resident who was under McDonald’s care. This is one of the largest restitution amounts secured by Attorney General Schmitt since he took office.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office to Help Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:50 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 23, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is partnering with local healthcare agencies, law enforcement, and federal agencies to take back unwanted prescription drugs. On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. representatives from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office will join the Missouri Western Interdiction and Narcotics Drug Task Force, Kansas City Police Department, Liberty Hospital, O’Fallon Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for the 17th National Drug Take Back Day, an initiative that provides a safe place for Missouri citizens to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office to Aid Consumers Affected by the Flood

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:48 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 8, 2019) - The Attorney General’s Office is joining with local and state agencies to help those affected by the devastating flood in Northwest Missouri. Investigators from the Attorney General’s office will provide resource materials with tips on selecting reputable contractors, avoiding price gouging, protecting personal information from identity fraud, and warning of other scams seen after natural disasters.
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  • AG Schmitt Renews Dedication to Fight Violent Crime with Swearing In of Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:47 PM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (April 11, 2019) – Today, Attorney General Schmitt renewed his dedication to fighting violent crime and announced the swearing in of the five Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the St. Louis region through the Safer Streets Initiative. Schmitt announced the Safer Streets Initiative, an unprecedented cooperative effort with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on January 22nd, and expanded the initiative to cover Springfield and Kansas City in mid-February.
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  • AG Schmitt Launches Opioid Initiative to Assist Lawsuit Against Manufacturers

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:45 PM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (April 16, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt launched an initiative to help assist with the State of Missouri’s lawsuit against the major opioid manufacturers. In a press conference earlier today, Schmitt launched “Real Opioid Pain,” an initiative that asks Missourians to share how opioid addiction and abuse has affected them. These first-hand accounts may be used in the lawsuit against the major manufacturers of opioids. Missourians are asked to go to www.realopioidpain.com and share their story.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Guilty Plea and Sentencing of St Louis County Contractor for Home Repair Fraud

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:43 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 12, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Kelly Mullins, 56, pled guilty to fourteen counts including financial exploitation of the elderly, receiving stolen property, and unlawful merchandising practices in St. Louis County.
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  • AG Schmitt Applauds Guilty Verdict in North Missouri Murder Case

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:42 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 1, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today applauded the guilty verdict in a north Missouri murder case, as well as the work done by the City of Macon Police Department and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department in investigating the violent stabbing death of Ryan Perkins. The crime occurred in Macon, Missouri in October of 2016. AG Schmitt’s Office assisted Macon County Prosecuting Attorney, Joshua Meisner, in trying the case.
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  • AG Schmitt and Better Business Bureau to Host Springfield “Shred Day” on Saturday

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:40 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 5, 2019) - On Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., representatives of the Missouri Attorney General’s office and the Better Business Bureau are offering a free “Shred Day” to safely dispose of sensitive documents, cell phones, tablets and laptops. This is a great opportunity for citizens to safely and properly dispose of sensitive information to avoid opening themselves up to potential scams or fraud. Representatives will be located at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO 65803.
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  • AG Schmitt Sues City of Diamond Over Enforcing Ticket Quota

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:38 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 5, 2019) – Yesterday, Missouri Attorney General announced a lawsuit against the City of Diamond for enforcing ticket quotas and using tickets to generate additional municipal revenue. Enforcing ticket quotas and using abusive ticketing tactics are in violation of reforms brought by Senate Bill 5, Senate Bill 572, and Senate Bill 765.
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  • AG Schmitt Files Sunshine Lawsuit Against the City of Wood Heights

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:36 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 4, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office filed a lawsuit today in Ray County Circuit Court against the City of Wood Heights, alleging violations of the Missouri Sunshine Law. The lawsuit alleges that the City of Wood Heights held a closed-session vote to disband its police department in April 2018 without giving public notice, as is required by the Sunshine Law.
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  • AG Schmitt Applauds Conviction of Bollinger County Man for Sodomy and Rape of a Minor

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:35 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (April 2, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is applauding the conviction of Daniel Martin for sodomy, rape, and molestation of a minor. On March 27, 2019, a Wayne County jury convicted Daniel Martin, 30, of three counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree, one count of Statutory Rape 1st Degree, one count of Attempted Statutory Rape 1st Degree, one count of Attempted Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree, and three counts of Child Molestation 3rd Degree.
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  • AG Schmitt Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Facebook’s Data Management

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:33 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (March 29, 2019) - In light of recent media reports of Facebook storing millions of passwords in plain text, Attorney General Schmitt encourages Missourians to take this opportunity to change and/or strengthen their Facebook passwords. “These reports of Facebook’s data mismanagement are certainly unsettling, and I want to ensure that Missourians are aware and are taking appropriate steps to secure their information,” said AG Schmitt.
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  • Four Years Later, AG Schmitt Lauds Success of Senate Bill 5

    Jun 13, 2019, 16:32 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (March 28, 2019) – Four years after Senate Bill 5 was passed into law, Attorney General Schmitt is lauding the successes of the bill in curbing ticketing abuse in Missouri’s municipalities. In 2015, then-State Senator Schmitt worked to pass Senate Bill 5 in the wake of the events in Ferguson. Senate Bill 5 was passed to curb abusive fundraising tactics through traffic tickets and other violations.
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