United States Attorney Office Website

U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison urges the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721) or writing to the NCDF email address at disaster@leo.gov. The Department of Justice is committed to preventing, pursuing, prosecuting, and punishing individuals and businesses that take advantage of […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

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 […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]

Crime and Courts

Several face judge in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Associate Division, Grundy County Circuit Court. Two men from Chicago, are to appear in Division One of Circuit Court on felony charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance at a Grundy County business on January 28th. George Ernie Almond had his case moved to […]

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 […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Two arrested for attempting to obtain a narcotic from Trenton pharmacy

Two Chicago, Illinois residents accused of attempting to obtain Phenergan with Codeine from Evercare Pharmacy of Trenton have been charged in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year-old Pierre Celestine and 42-year-old George Ernie Almond were arrested by the Trenton Police Department Tuesday. They are each charged with felony fraudulently attempting to obtain […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Iowa woman involved in pursuit and vehicle crash receives bond modification in Putnam County

An oral request for bond modification was sustained in Division One of Putnam County Circuit Court Wednesday morning for an Oskaloosa, Iowa woman reportedly involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville in October. Online court information shows bond was continued for Tori Lyn Craver, and the request for bond modification […]

Hedrick Medical Center

Statute of limitations upheld in case involving Hedrick Medical Center and wrongful death lawsuits

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld rulings by the Livingston County Circuit Court and Western Missouri Court of Appeals involving defendants Saint Luke’s Health System, Hedrick Medical Center, and Community Health Group. Five plaintiffs had appealed to the Supreme Court on September 12th of 2018. Attorneys for both sides made oral arguments April 9th before […]