Category: Attorney General

Hawley takes aim at Google with latest investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Attorney General is targeting one of the world’s most valuable companies in the latest investigation by his office. “In this rapidly evolving tech universe, we need to consider the ways of what we do online is tracked by tech companies, and what happens to that […]

Hawley issues Civil Investigative Demands to opioid distributers

Attorney General also remarks on PDMP JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri attorney general Josh Hawley has issued three civil investigative demands to the three drug distributing companies – Amerisource Bergen Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corporation. Combined, these three companies made more than $400 billion last year and account […]

AG Hawley closer to prosecuting trafficking ring

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that his office is a step closer to prosecute 15 alleged human traffickers and close six businesses who are connected. The previous Friday, a Greene County Judge issued a preliminary injunction and barred the businesses from engaging in prostitution […]

Legal victory paves the way for three abortion clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four judges in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied a request Monday afternoon that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from opening health clinics in Springfield, Joplin, and Columbia. The court’s decision affirms an earlier injunction which allows the facilities to pursue licenses after […]

Attorney General hires outside counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoings in Stockley case, but at what cost?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tension has only increased in the days following a judge’s decision to acquit former St. Louis Police officer Jason Stockley of the first-degree murder charge in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, as protesters’ continued cries for justice ring through the streets of St. […]

Hawley announces campaign to fight human trafficking in local businesses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Attorney General Josh Hawley on Tuesday announced a new coalition of Missouri businesses from across the Show-Me State joining together to fight human trafficking. It’s Hawley’s latest initiative in the mission to crack down on human trafficking in Missouri, which, according to the National Human […]

HAWLEY: MAGO will investigate ‘alleged wrongdoing by the Koster administration’ in connection to Smith lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his Office intends to retain independent counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoing by the Koster Administration in connection with the 2012 civil lawsuit over the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The attorney for the family of Mr. Smith sent a letter to the […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate […]

AG Hawley: We Will Not Let Up in Our Fight to Eradicate Human Trafficking

AG Hawley holds second statewide coalition meeting to continue fight against human trafficking JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today convened the second meeting of the statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. The Task Force, the first of its kind in Missouri, includes law-enforcement officials, prosecutors, social-services providers, […]