2018 NEWS ARCHIVES 

AG Hawley Announces Legislative Proposals to Strengthen Missouri Sunshine Law


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 22, 2018)  – Following a meeting with leaders of the Missouri Press Association, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced legislative proposals to strengthen enforcement of the Missouri Sunshine Law. The Attorney General’s Office has three proposals. The first creates a Transparency Division within the Attorney General’s Office. The second proposal asks for authorization to issue investigative subpoenas in the course of its public-record law investigations. Read more...

AG Hawley Files Two Lawsuits Alleging Sunshine Law Violations


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 18, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office has filed lawsuits alleging Sunshine Law violations in two separate Missouri counties. A lawsuit filed in Jefferson County alleges that a former Jefferson County Council Chair instructed a subordinate to destroy e-mails containing billing statements related to an outside law firm hired by the County Council. The lawsuit further alleges the former County Council Chair told the assistant to refrain from releasing the e-mails if requested.   Read more...

AG Hawley Announces First-Ever Legal Expense Fund Annual Report


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 10, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today sent the first Annual Report for the state’s Legal Expense Fund (LEF) to the General Assembly. The Report analyzes LEF expenditures and liabilities over the 2017 calendar year. Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Jefferson County Contractor Sentenced to 10 Years for Home-Repair Fraud


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 9, 2018)  – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Donald J. Harralston, 34, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for financial exploitation of the elderly in the Jefferson County Circuit Court. Harralston promised seven Jefferson County homeowners he would perform repairs and roofing but instead took their down payments and then failed to do the work or provide any materials. Read more...

AG Hawley Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Swearing In


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 9, 2018)  – To mark the one-year anniversary of his taking office, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today recognized the achievements of the past year. “Since taking office one year ago, my Office has vigorously defended the rights, safety, and well-being of Missourians,” Hawley said. Read more...

AG Hawley Reaches $45 Million Multistate Settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 4, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, along with attorneys general from 48 states plus the District of Columbia, and more than 40 state mortgage regulators, reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender and servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation. Read more...



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