NEWS

  • AG Schmitt Announces Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys for Safer Streets Initiative

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:45 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (February 15, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced five Assistant Attorneys General who will be designated as Special Assistant United States Attorneys to help prosecute violent crime in St. Louis as part of the Safer Streets Initiative. Schmitt announced the Safer Streets Initiative in late January, an unprecedented cooperative effort between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office to combat violent crime in St. Louis. Schmitt also announced an expansion of the Safer Streets Initiative to Kansas City and Springfield yesterday.
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  • AG Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Garrison Announce Expansion of Safer Streets Initiative to Springfield

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:44 PM by AG Schmitt
    Springfield, Mo. (February 14, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced an expansion of Schmitt’s Safer Streets Initiative to Springfield. In this unprecedented cooperative effort, the Attorney General’s Office will work together with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to more fully prosecute violent crime in the Springfield area.
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  • AG Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Garrison Announce Expansion of Safer Streets Initiative to Kansas City

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:41 PM by AG Schmitt
    Kansas City, Mo. (February 14, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced an expansion of Schmitt’s Safer Streets Initiative to Kansas City. In this unprecedented cooperative effort, the Attorney General’s Office will work together with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to more fully prosecute violent crime in the Kansas City area.
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  • AG Schmitt Praises Missouri Supreme Court in State Informed Consent Law Decision

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:39 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (February 13, 2019) – Today, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled against “Mary Doe” in Mary Doe vs. Michael L. Parson, a case that challenged the Missouri Informed Consent Law on the basis of religious rights. Attorney General Schmitt applauded the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision. “The Missouri Informed Consent Law is a commonsense measure that is designed to protect women from undue pressure and coercion during the sensitive decision of whether or not to have an abortion,” said Schmitt.
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  • AG Schmitt Applauds Guilty Verdict in Quadruple Homicide Case

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:38 PM by AG Schmitt
    Poplar Bluff, Mo. (February 8, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt applauded the work done by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and members of the Attorney General’s Office in obtaining guilty verdicts in a quadruple homicide case in Ripley County, Missouri. The Honorable Michael Pritchett, a judge from Butler County, decided, after a bench trial that concluded last week, to convict Keith Boyles of four counts of murder and four counts of armed criminal action. Boyles, along with David Youngblood, David’s wife, Melissa and their daughter Chantale, was involved in four murders in June and July of 2010.
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  • AG Schmitt Recaps Successful First Month as Attorney General

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:36 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (February 1, 2019) – Eric Schmitt is celebrating a successful first month as Missouri Attorney General while looking ahead to his priorities for the office in the coming months. Schmitt was officially sworn into the office on January 3, 2019. Since assuming the office, Attorney General Schmitt has focused on accruing a talented staff, increasing communications between staff and departments, cultivating a culture of professionalism and respect for the rule of law, establishing relationships with prosecutors and law enforcement agencies, and taking aggressive steps to combat violent crime.
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  • AG Schmitt Releases List of Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2018

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:34 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 30, 2019) - The Missouri Attorney General’s Office received 116,912 consumer complaints in 2018. The Consumer Complaint Unit received 66,927 complaints and the No-Call Unit received 49,985 complaints. The top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2018 by industry were:
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  • AG Praises Habeas Corpus Decision in Leontae Hill Case

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:33 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 25, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt praised the Habeas Corpus work of the Attorney General’s Office in Leontae Hill v. Cassady. In 2002, Hill was convicted of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action for firing 30 rounds from a machine gun at four Kansas City police officers, wounding two. Hill filed for a writ of Habeas Corpus in February 8, 2018, which was quashed on January 22, 2019.
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  • AG Schmitt and 45 Other Attorneys General Reach a $120 Million Settlement Regarding False and Misleading Statements About Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant Devices

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:31 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 23, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri and 45 other states reached a $120 million Consent Judgment with Medical Device Business Inc. (formerly known as DePuy) and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. Under the settlement, Missouri will receive over $2.2 million.
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  • AG Schmitt Initiates Community Outreach as Part of “Safer Streets” Initiative

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:28 PM by AG Schmitt
    St. Louis, Mo. (January 23, 2019) – After yesterday’s announcement of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s “Safer Streets” Initiative, Schmitt kicked off the community outreach component of the initiative earlier today. In addition to designating prosecutors as “Special Assistant United States Attorneys” to help combat and prosecute violent crime in areas of St. Louis, continual community outreach is another important part of the Safer Streets Initiative. Today, Attorney General Schmitt visited Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis to meet citizens, listen to their concerns, and answer their questions.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Safer Streets Initiative

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:25 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 22, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today his “Safer Streets” Initiative, an effort to quell alarming violent crime rates in the St. Louis area. Unveiled in a press conference earlier today, the Safer Streets initiative will feature unprecedented cooperation between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Attorney General’s office, as well as various law enforcement agencies.
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  • AG Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:23 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 17, 2019) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt praised this week’s ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, that protects the confidentiality of survivors of domestic violence in the Safe at Home program. This is the first time that a Missouri appellate court has issued a ruling on the Safe at Home statutes since the Missouri General Assembly expanded the program in August with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to protect more victims.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding Unlawful “Defeat Devices” to Diesel Vehicles

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:21 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 16, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri has obtained settlements providing millions of dollars for Missouri consumers who purchased or leased Fiat Chrysler vehicles containing illegal defeat devices. The settlements also provide for combined payments of approximately $3.1 million to the State of Missouri and more than $171 million to 52 jurisdictions nationwide from Fiat Chrysler and Bosch. Bosch supplied and helped program the illegal emissions “defeat device” software used by both Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen in their diesel vehicles.
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  • AG Schmitt Releases Statement on Barr Confirmation Hearings

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:18 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 15, 2019) – Today, Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined with other state attorneys general to encourage the United States Senate to confirm William Barr as the U.S. Attorney General and released the following statement:
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  • AG Schmitt warns of Potential Scams during Winter Storm

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:16 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 11, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt today issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of the winter storm that is expect to impact a large part of Missouri. Due to winter storm Gia, forecasters are projecting that most of Missouri will be affected by severe weather, including major accumulation of snow, freezing rain, and ice.
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  • St. Louis County woman ordered to repay more than $5,000 for Medicaid fraud

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:15 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 11, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that a St. Louis County woman was ordered to repay more than $5,000 to the MO HealthNet program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges. “Missourians have a rightful expectation that Medicaid dollars will be spent on services, not on fraudsters,” said Schmitt. “My office takes its responsibility to protect Missouri taxpayers seriously and will continue to ensure Medicaid dollars are spent on those who need it most.”
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  • AG Schmitt Announces $1.5M Multistate Settlement with Retailer Neiman Marcus over 2013 Data Breach

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:13 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 8, 2019) – The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement a number of policies to resolve an investigation by attorneys general in 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States.
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  • AG Schmitt Files Amicus Brief Opposing Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:11 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 7, 2018) - Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed an amicus brief today in the Supreme Court of Missouri that seeks to end the practice of modern-day debtors’ prisons. The brief, filed in Richey v. State of Missouri, states that it is the opinion of the Attorney General that there is no statutory authority to classify jail debts, or more commonly known as “board bills” for jail time, as court costs or fines. This is the first amicus brief that Schmitt has filed as Missouri’s Attorney General.
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  • AG Schmitt Announces For-Profit Education Company to Forgo Collecting Loans and Will Change Practices

    Jun 13, 2019, 15:10 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (January 4, 2019) – For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting about $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally, in a settlement with Missouri and the attorneys general of 48 other jurisdictions. The Assurance of Voluntary Compliance filed Wednesday caps a five-year investigation. Under the agreement, CEC agrees to forgo any and all efforts to collect amounts owed by former students living in the states participating in the agreement.
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  • AG Schmitt Raises Concerns with Public Defender Commission Proposed Agreement, Files Motion to Intervene

    May 14, 2019, 13:33 PM by AG Schmitt
    Jefferson City, Mo. (May 14, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is raising concerns with the Public Defender Commission’s proposed consent judgement with the American Civil Liberties Union to restrict working hours for public defenders. The Attorney General’s Office today filed a motion to intervene in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
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