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AG Koster warns mid-Missouri consumers about rash of IRS scam calls


Jefferson City, Mo. (May 27, 2016) – The Attorney General’s Office has received almost 200 complaints in May about scam IRS calls targeting mid-Missouri. Koster is urging consumers not to fall for the scam. Read more...

AG Koster announces Buchanan County licensed clinical social worker sentenced for Medicaid fraud


Jefferson City, Mo. (May 27, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that a judge has sentenced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Robert Linebarger, 65, of St. Joseph, to prison for five years. The execution of that sentence was suspended and Linebarger was ordered immediately to serve 60 days’ shock detention in the Buchanan County Jail. Mr. Linebarger’s sentencing comes after his April 7, 2016, guilty plea to the class C felony of Medicaid Fraud.  Read more...

AG Koster announces Medicaid fraud indictment


Jefferson City, Mo. (May 23, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that a St. Louis County grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against Corrine A. Dale. The indictment alleges that Dale, a licensed professional counselor in the St. Louis area, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Missouri Medicaid program by falsely billing and receiving payment for counseling services she never provided. The charges in the indictment include eight counts of felony Medicaid fraud, one count of identity theft, and two counts of stealing by deceit.  Read more...

AG Koster warns Missouri consumers about use of Contracts for Deed – common devices for scammers


Jefferson City, Mo. (May 19, 2016) – The Attorney General’s office is seeing an increased use of what are called contracts for deeds to convey ownership of real estate. Unfortunately, contracts for deeds contain few of the legal protections afforded to buyers that more conventional instruments such as deeds, mortgages and deeds of trust provide to the buyer. Read more...