Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Nelson pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges in Diemel brothers case; change of judge sustained

A Braymer farmer entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Monday to 10 felony charges stemming from July ultimately resulting from the discovery of the bodies of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. An application for change of […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Man charged in death of Diemel brothers has case bound over to Division One

The Braymer farmer charged with two felony counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nick and Justin Diemel from Wisconsin had his case bound over to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Thursday. Garland Joseph Nelson appeared in court via Polycom in custody and filed a waiver of preliminary hearing, with the […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases annual statewide audit

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the annual Statewide Single Audit, which reviews the state’s financial reporting and the management and spending of $12 billion in federal funds. This year’s Statewide Single Audit reviewed 12 major federal programs and reported eight findings related to eight programs at three state agencies. The audit raised concerns with […]

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Missouri State Auditor pursues answers for Missourians about offender giveaways

State Auditor Nicole Galloway said her office is demanding answers from the Missouri Department of Corrections on concerns related to the Missouri Offender Management Matrix. The program provides incentives to offenders who are on probation and parole. Local law enforcement and taxpayers have expressed repeated concerns related to this program and how incentives such as […]

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Law enforcement seizures total $5.9 million in 2019 under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2019. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $5.9 million worth of property in 493 seizures. Those were decreases from 2018 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $9.1 million worth of […]

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Missouri State Auditor announces transparency initiative to make Sunshine requests/responses accessible to the public

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced that Sunshine Law requests submitted to her office, and responses to those requests, are publicly available online and free of charge. More than 200,000 pages of responsive documents and materials can be viewed here. “As Missouri’s independent watchdog, I consistently encourage governments at all levels to adopt policies that strengthen the […]

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Thousands of Missourians still waiting for 2018 tax refunds

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has demanded answers from the Department of Revenue on the remaining delayed 2018 tax refunds. The Missouri State Auditor’s Office continues to receive complaints from taxpayers who are waiting on last year’s refunds, even as many Missourians prepare to file their 2019 returns. “To date, thousands of taxpayers have reached out […]