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Missouri lawmakers pass ethics laws but fail on gift ban

GOP Speaker Todd Richardson, who assumed leadership of the Missouri House a year ago when his predecessor resigned amid scandal, said the 2016 Legislative session brought progress toward change in a state that's been called the wild west of ethics, but he's disappointed a bill to limit lobbyist gifts didn't win approval.

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Real estate scheme gets attorney disbarred

The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday disbarred a Kansas City lawyer for failing to disclose her participation in a real estate scheme when she applied to The Missouri Bar. But Audrey N. Pyles, who was the subject of a federal ...

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Attorney’s suspension effectively ends career

A three-year suspension handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday for missing deadlines and court dates likely means the end of a career for the 68-year-old lawyer.

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Lawyer’s trial in double homicide delayed

The trial of a suburban Kansas City lawyer charged with killing her father and his girlfriend has been delayed from February and the prosecution will now include members of the Missouri Attorney General's office.

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Columbia attorney’s probation proves shortlived

A Columbia attorney whom the Missouri Supreme Court had put on probation earlier this year had his law license suspended by the court Tuesday for violating that probation.

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Lawyer in spotlight for keeping dad in dark

The attempted adoption of a baby is at the center of a discipline case that alleges Kansas City adoption attorney Sanford “Sandy” Krigel devised a strategy that caused the father to miss out on the first 13 months of his son’s life.

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Prosecutor-elect pleads guilty to stealing

Harrison County Prosecutor-elect Richard Turner on Wednesday admitted in federal court to stealing more than half a million dollars from an elderly client.

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