Missouri Attorney General http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Gun Court Legislation Likely http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gun-court-legislation-likely <p>The push for a special gun court in St. Louis is likely on its way to Jefferson City.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Law enforcement, prosecutors, and politicians attending the Urban Crime Summit in St. Louis Thursday said they will not let the plan die.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City judges <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judges-reject-separate-docket-st-louis-gun-cases">voted Monday</a> 16-11 against adopting an Armed Offender Docket in St. Louis.</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:50:28 +0000 Maria Altman 30026 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gun Court Legislation Likely Missouri Settles Lawsuits With 3 Companies For 'Cramming' Phone Customers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-settles-lawsuits-3-companies-cramming-phone-customers <p>Lawsuits filed by the Missouri Attorney General's office against three&nbsp;companies that provide phone services&nbsp;have been settled, and their customers in Missouri will receive nearly $300,000 in refunds.</p><p>The companies were accused of&nbsp;engaging in a practice called "cramming."&nbsp; Joe Bindbeutel, chief of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, says cramming occurs when a phone company levies unauthorized charges onto its customers' monthly bills.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:31:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Settles Lawsuits With 3 Companies For 'Cramming' Phone Customers State Posts More Air Sampling Results From The Bridgeton Landfill But Still Won't Discuss Them http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-posts-more-air-sampling-results-bridgeton-landfill-still-wont-discuss-them-0 <p></p><p><em>Updated 1:02 p.m. May 10 to reflect missing data has now been posted.</em></p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has released <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/BridgetonSanitaryLandfill-AirSampling.htm">more air sampling results</a> for the Bridgeton Landfill.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:24:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26252 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Posts More Air Sampling Results From The Bridgeton Landfill But Still Won't Discuss Them A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Ed Martin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-attorney-general-candidate-ed-martin <p>The next Attorney General of Missouri will be one of three men: Democratic incumbent Chris Koster, Libertarian Dave Browning, or Republican Ed Martin.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with Ed Martin.&nbsp; He is an attorney and former Chief of Staff to Governor Matt Blunt.</p><p>Prior to running for Attorney General, Martin was vying for the U.S. Senate and the Second Congressional District.</p><p>Libertarian candidate Dave Browning was <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-attorney-general-candidate-dave-browning">also a guest on this program</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:06:19 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5732 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Ed Martin A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Dave Browning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-attorney-general-candidate-dave-browning <p>Host Don Marsh talks with the Libertarian candidate for Missouri Attorney General Dave Browning.</p><p><a href="http://midwestdemocracy.com/candidates/dave-browning/">Dave Browning</a> said incumbent Chris Koster has done a decent job “but is an unrepentant liberal.” &nbsp;He said Republican challenger Ed Martin doesn’t know what he’s doing. &nbsp;“I think the voters of Missouri need to have a chance to vote for someone who is conservative but not insane,” said Browning.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:58:49 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Dave Browning In Mo. Attorney General Race, Candidates Even Disagree On The Role Of The Office http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-attorney-general-race-candidates-even-disagree-role-office <p>In the race for Missouri Attorney General, the two front runners, Democratic incumbent Chris Koster and Republican Ed Martin, agree on few issues. In fact, the two have very different visions of what the Attorney General’s office actually does.</p><p>In campaign ads, Koster holds a shotgun to show he’s tough on crime. And in interviews, Koster often refers to the office as “Missouri’s top law enforcement job.”</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 5469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Mo. Attorney General Race, Candidates Even Disagree On The Role Of The Office Former Mamtek CEO Fighting Extradition To Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-mamtek-ceo-fighting-extradition-missouri <p>The former CEO of Mamtek is fighting extradition to Missouri.</p><p>At a court hearing today in Santa Ana, California, Bruce Cole refused to be extradited, which means that he can’t be sent back to Missouri unless the <a href="http://gov.ca.gov/home.php">Governor of California</a> asks the court to order it.&nbsp; A spokeswoman for the <a href="http://www.ago.mo.gov/">Missouri Attorney General’s office </a>says that request is being expedited.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:23:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4732 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Mamtek CEO Fighting Extradition To Missouri Scammers using govt. letterheads to steal money, Mo. AG Koster says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scammers-using-govt-letterheads-steal-money-mo-ag-koster-says <p>The latest scam designed to separate Missouri residents from their money involves phony letters from the <a href="http://www.ago.mo.gov/">State Attorney General&rsquo;s office</a>, the<a href="http://www.irs.gov/"> IRS </a>and other government agencies.</p><p>The letters include a fake government letterhead, and state that the recipient has won&nbsp;a&nbsp;million dollars or more&nbsp;in prize money. &nbsp;<a href="http://ago.mo.gov/koster_bio.htm">Attorney General Chris Koster </a>(D)&nbsp;says the intended victims are then informed that they owe thousands of dollars in taxes and fees on the winnings and are instructed to pay them via Western Union. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:21:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4187 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scammers using govt. letterheads to steal money, Mo. AG Koster says Martin vows to do more for veterans as attorney general http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/martin-vows-do-more-veterans-attorney-general <p>A Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general says the office must do more to help veterans and those serving in the military.</p><p>St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is calling out incumbent Chris Koster for not making veteran&rsquo;s mental health care a top priority.</p><p>&ldquo;We have coming a tsunami of men and women,&quot; he said, &quot;who are facing serious mental health PTSD issues and to not acknowledge it is to be making a terrible mistake and disrespecting our priorities.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 23:51:42 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3846 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Martin vows to do more for veterans as attorney general Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster reports raising more than $890K since January http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-atty-gen-koster-reports-raising-more-890k-january <p>Missouri attorney general Chris Koster, a Democrat, reports that he has raised more than $890,000 for his reelection campaign since January.</p><p>Koster&#39;s campaign reported Wednesday that it now has $2 million raised for Koster&#39;s campaign. Campaigns must report their fundraising activities over the last three months by Monday.</p><p>Koster&#39;s campaign officials say the strong fundraising shows he has momentum going into the final campaign.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:22:14 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster reports raising more than $890K since January