BREAKING NEWS

AG Koster announces Macon County jury finds woman guilty of child molestation and five counts of statutory sodomy


Jefferson City, Mo. (September 26, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that a Macon County jury has found Melinda S. Tillitt, 39, of Shelbina, guilty of five counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and one count of child molestation in the first degree. Since at least 2007, Tillitt had sexually abused two female children, ages 8-14, in her household, by engaging in a variety of acts of deviate sexual intercourse, at times holding the children under water to compel compliance. Her husband, Kevin T. Tillitt of Shelbina, is charged with rape and sodomy against the victims, and is scheduled for a trial setting on October 4, 2016. Read more...

AG Koster announces Anthony Balbirnie sentenced for life plus 20 years in death of 15-year-old girl


Jefferson City, Mo. (September 23, 2016) -- Attorney General Chris Koster announced that Anthony “Tony” Balbirnie, was sentenced to a life sentence plus 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for second-degree murder, second-degree statutory rape, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a 15-year-old girl.  Read more...

AG Koster accuses maker of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone of conspiring to keep monopoly profits


Jefferson City, Mo. (September 23, 2016) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and 35 other attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, alleging the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and caused purchasers to pay artificially high prices.  Read more...

AG Koster files suit against Oklahoma company for selling inoperable or non-compliant dairy processing equipment


Jefferson City, Mo. (September 23, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions, restitution, and civil penalties against Schier Company, Inc. and Gary Allen Schier. Schier, a resident of Oklahoma and owner of Schier Company, Inc., buys and sells new and used dairy processing equipment through his company website. Read more...