BREAKING NEWS

Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Kansas City, Springfield Sworn In as Part of Safer Streets Initiative, Adding Prosecutorial Might to Fight Violent Crime


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 21, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Assistant Attorneys General from the Attorney General’s Office were sworn in as Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) in Kansas City and Springfield as part of the Safer Streets Initiative. Two attorneys and a legal secretary were added in Kansas City and an attorney and legal secretary were added in Springfield, augmenting prosecutorial might in the fight to curb alarming violent crime rates. The Safer Streets Initiative was launched in St. Louis in late January and expanded to Kansas City and Springfield in February. Read more...

Missouri Attorney General’s Office Obtains Over $13 Million in Settlements, Judgments in First Seven Months of 2019


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (August 14, 2019) – In his first seven months in office, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Consumer Protection Section of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office secured over $13 million in judgments and settlements for the state of Missouri and Missourians. The amount obtained in judgments and settlements in the first seven months of 2019 has surpassed the total amount obtained in 2018. Multistate settlements like the Equifax settlement and the Fiat Chrysler emissions settlement, as well as restitution from fraudulent contractors and other sources contribute to the $13 million figure. Read more...

AG Schmitt Announces Conviction of St. Charles Construction Scammer


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (August 12, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today the conviction and sentencing of a St. Charles contractor who scammed residents out of thousands. Matthew Chapman pled guilty in May to four counts of unlawful merchandising practices in St. Charles County. Today, Chapman was sentenced to six years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, with that sentence being suspended and Chapman placed on five years of supervised probation. Chapman will have to repay over $33,000 in restitution to four St. Charles couples, complete 40 hours of community service, and write letters of apology to his victims. Read more...

Three Additional Federal Indictments Secured Through Safer Streets Initiative


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (August 8, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) deputized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office through the Safer Streets Initiative have secured three more federal indictments, bringing the total number of unsealed indictments to seven since the initiative was launched. Read more...