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AG goes after ‘zombie debt’ companies

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is taking the axe to zombie debt collectors. Attorney General Chris Koster filed two lawsuits on Tuesday against separate debt collection agencies that allegedly are attempting to collect debt from citizens who do not owe ...

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State wins $1.8 million judgment for fraud

A St. Louis County court has awarded a $1.8 million judgment to the state of Missouri and Missouri HealthNet in a civil fraud lawsuit charging a licensed clinical social worker committed fraud, Attorney General Chris Koster announced today. According to ...

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Suit questions Nixon’s role in clemencies

A federal lawsuit demands that Gov. Jay Nixon recuse himself from clemency considerations for three death row inmates, saying he can't be trusted to be objective because he prosecuted the men as attorney general. Dennis J. Skillicorn and two others say Nixon, through his representation of the Missouri Department of Corrections, "intentionally obstructed federal court appointed counsel's access to evidence in support of clemency." Based on those allegations, the Missouri Supreme Court last year granted a stay of execution for Skillicorn, who had been scheduled to die Aug 27. However, the court on Monday issued a new execution date for Skillicorn - May 20.

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Attorney general sues mortgage relief company

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has sued a company he said defrauded people seeking mortgage relief. The suit, filed Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court, alleges that Orange, Calif.-based U.S. Foreclosure Relief Corp., also known as Lighthouse Services, violated the ...

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Koster’s big gamble to switch parties paid off

Chris Koster doesn’t have much time these days to reflect on the remarkable events of the past year. Yes, he switched political parties in 2007, shocking the Jefferson City establishment and losing some friends in the process. And yes, he ...

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