Consumer alert

Attorney General urges Missourians to be cautious in donating to charities in response to Coronavirus

The Missouri Attorney General is urging Missourians to exercise caution before donating to charities aiding in coronavirus outreach. While there are a number of charities doing fantastic work to aid those affected by the coronavirus, there are bad actors who may try to take advantage of those wishing to donate. Although the Attorney General’s Office […]

Sex Offender

Sex offender in Missouri sentenced to prison for failing to register

A Springfield, Missouri, man who has been charged separately in state court with multiple crimes against children was sentenced in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender during the time he allegedly committed those state crimes. Frank Patrick Lambert, 61, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to three years […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri Attorney General files civil suits, criminal charges against four fraudulent contractors

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that his office has filed civil lawsuits against two contractors and criminal charges against another two contractors for allegedly defrauding multiple consumers. The four actions were filed Monday across the state.  “Making repairs and renovations on your home can be a stressful, busy time, and selecting a reputable […]

Fraud

Six employees in Missouri plead guilty to $58,000 overtime pay fraud scheme

Six employees of the Kansas City, Missouri, public works department have pleaded guilty to their roles in a nearly three-year-long conspiracy to collect $58,000 in fraudulent overtime pay. Prentis M. Rayford, 37, Eric McKamey, 47, and Edward Lee Ellingburg, 48, all of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrest of two Novinger residents

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two Novinger residents in Adair County on Thursday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Amanda Hanlin was arrested on felony Adair County warrants for tampering with a victim, distribution of a controlled substance, and six counts of forgery. She also had a misdemeanor Adair County warrant for making a false report. The […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Jury convicts Missouri man of providing false information in two attempts to purchase firearms

A Jefferson City, Missouri, man has been convicted by a federal jury of providing false information in two unsuccessful attempts to purchase firearms. Joshua Michael Lehman, 35, was found guilty on Monday, December 9, of two counts of making false statements in a federal record provided to a licensed firearms dealer. Lehman attempted to purchase […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]