BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley and FTC Seek to Shut Down International Direct Mail Operation that Targeted Elderly Consumers, Collected Millions


Jefferson City, Mo.  (February 22, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office, in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission, has brought an action against Kevin Brandes, William Graham, and ten of their companies including Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. and Next-Gen, Inc. Read more...

AG Hawley Applauds Filing of Legislation to Strengthen Missouri Sunshine Law


Jefferson City, Mo.  (February 21, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today applauded Rep. David Gregory and Rep. Jean Evan's legislation to update and improve Missouri’s Sunshine Laws. HB2523 and HB2524 follow recent proposals by the Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Press Association to strengthen enforcement of Chapter 109 of the Missouri Revised Statutes and the Missouri Sunshine Law.   Read more...

AG Hawley to Work with Women’s Foundation in Combatting Harassment and Discrimination in Missouri State Government


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 20, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his Office will partner with the Women’s Foundation in conducting a comprehensive review of existing discrimination and harassment policies across state government. Attorney General Hawley highlighted the need for decisive action on these issues in the first-ever annual Legal Expense Fund (“LEF”) report his office issued in January. The annual report recognized that discrimination and harassment claims against the State impose a substantial burden on taxpayers and reflect a deep-seated culture of discrimination and retaliation throughout state government. Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Six Charged with Defrauding Missouri’s Personal Care and Consumer Directed Services Programs of more than $49,000


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 15, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his office, along with St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney Jereme Lytle, and Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker, recently obtained indictments and charged personal care attendants Julius Terry (St. Louis), Reida Thornton (St. Louis), Felicia Ricks (Caruthersville), and Angel Zahnter (Kansas City) with defrauding Missouri’s Medicaid program. In addition, Medicaid recipient Joyce Terry (St. Louis) was indicted for defrauding Missouri’s Medicaid program and Medicaid recipient Michael Robinson (Caruthersville) was charged with conspiring to defraud Missouri’s Medicaid program.  Read more...