BREAKING NEWS

AG Koster announces dentist pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 12, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster announces that an Independence dentist who formerly practiced at clinics in southern Missouri pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to his role in a nearly five-year conspiracy to collect $167,090 in fraudulent Medicaid payments. The Attorney General’s Office assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in the investigation.  Read more...

AG Koster announces national settlement with Moneygram wire transfer service


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 11, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a settlement with Dallas-based MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., resolving a multistate investigation that focused on complaints of consumers who used MoneyGram’s wire transfer service to send money to individuals who turned out to be scammers.  Read more...

AG Koster urges U.S. Senate to pass the “Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls” Act


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 10, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster is urging the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to pass the ‘‘Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls Act of 2015’’ or ‘‘HANGUP” Act. In a letter, Koster and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, along with 23 state Attorneys General, called on the committee to pass the Act, which repeals a recent amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to allow debt-collection robocalls to consumers’ cell phones.   Read more...

AG Koster announces U.S. Supreme Court order staying EPA’s Clean Power Plan


Jefferson City, Mo. (February 9, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster today said the United States Supreme Court has granted an application for stay of the Clean Power Plan. The stay application was filed by Missouri and 20 other states that are suing the EPA for exceeding its authority in issuing new regulations, collectively known as the “Clean Power Plan,” that set strict limits on carbon emissions for each state. The stay will remain in effect pending disposition of the lawsuit, including through any appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Read more...