BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley Announces Convictions as part of Sex Trafficking Investigation


Jefferson City, Mo. (April 26, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, along with Camden County Prosecutor Heather Miller, announced that Dustin R. Thomas, 23, of Osage Beach, has been sentenced to 14 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to three counts of second degree statutory rape, two counts of second degree statutory sodomy, and two counts of fourth degree child molestation. Thomas’ victims were both 15 years-old at the time of the offense. This conviction is part of a broader, ongoing investigation into sex trafficking in Missouri. Read more...

AG Hawley Statement on Help, Inc. Report


Jefferson City, Mo. (April 26, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released the following statement regarding Auditor Galloway’s report investigating Help Inc.: “The Attorney General’s Public Corruption Team is actively investigating this matter. Civil servants who abuse their authority and fail to do what is in the best interest of Missouri citizens will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Read more...

AG Hawley: Major Victory in Opioid Lawsuit, Will Move Forward


Jefferson City, Mo. (April 25, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won a major court victory in the fight to hold opioid manufacturers responsible. The St. Louis Circuit Court today rejected the opioid manufacturers' attempts to halt the case and ordered the lawsuit to proceed. In June 2017, the Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against three of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers—Purdue Pharma, Endo Health, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals—contending that the companies fraudulently misrepresented the serious risks posed by the drugs they manufacture and sell.   Read more...

AG Hawley Releases Statement on New Charges Filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney


Jefferson City, Mo. (April 20, 2018) – Attorney General Josh Hawley released the following statement regarding the newly filed charges against Governor Eric Greitens by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner: “St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner reviewed the evidence turned over to her by my office and determined that there is probable cause to file criminal charges against the Governor. The Office stands ready to assist the Circuit Attorney’s Office where appropriate and if needed. These are serious charges—and an important reminder that no one is above the law in Missouri. Like all criminal defendants, Governor Greitens is presumed innocent under the law until proven guilty." Read more...