Missouri Attorney General - Eric Schmitt

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AG Schmitt Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Facebook’s Data Management


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 29, 2019) - In light of recent media reports of Facebook storing millions of passwords in plain text, Attorney General Schmitt encourages Missourians to take this opportunity to change and/or strengthen their Facebook passwords. “These reports of Facebook’s data mismanagement are certainly unsettling, and I want to ensure that Missourians are aware and are taking appropriate steps to secure their information,” said AG Schmitt. Read more...

Four Years Later, AG Schmitt Lauds Success of Senate Bill 5


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 28, 2019) – Four years after Senate Bill 5 was passed into law, Attorney General Schmitt is lauding the successes of the bill in curbing ticketing abuse in Missouri’s municipalities. In 2015, then-State Senator Schmitt worked to pass Senate Bill 5 in the wake of the events in Ferguson. Senate Bill 5 was passed to curb abusive fundraising tactics through traffic tickets and other violations.   Read more...

AG Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission Announce Settlement on Sham Charity


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 28, 2019) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with sham charity Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik. Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, David Kenik, collected almost $10 million in donations from 2013 through 2017 allegedly to provide assistance to disabled officers and relief to families of officers killed in the line of duty. Instead, Mr. Kenik spent the vast majority of contributions to profit himself and private individuals he hired instead of on charitable programs.  Read more...

AG Schmitt Announces Guilty Plea of Webster County Contractor for Home Repair Fraud


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 25, 2019)  – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that James R. Butts, 31, pled guilty to unlawful merchandising practices in Pulaski County. In his plea, Butts admitted that he falsely promised a homeowner that, in exchange for $ 9,762 dollars, he and his company Marshfield Landscaping and Fence, LLC would order privacy fence materials and install a residential privacy fence for the homeowner. Despite being paid, Mr. Butts failed to provide any work or materials to the homeowner.  Read more...