Lt. Governor calls for more action from Missouri Attorney General in rape case.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder demanded Attorney General Chris Koster take further action in the controversial rape case in Nodaway County, according to a statement released last week.
The case causing the controversy is the alleged rape of then-14-year-old Daisy Coleman. The Kansas City Star brought the 2012 case to light with a 4,000 word investigative piece referenced by Kinder in his statement.
"The Attorney General's Office stands ready to assist Nodaway County in the prosecutorial review of this matter. The judge will select the new prosecutor, and we trust he will make the decision in the best interests of the families,” Koster said in a statement released two days after Lt. Gov. Kinder called for a revisit to the case.
“I am disappointed that the Attorney General would wash his hands of the matter through a brief statement by a spokesman,” Kinder’s statement said.
Kinder’s statement calls for a grand jury to reexamine the evidence in the case and to make a final decision on whether or not to press charges.
“I hope that responsible officials will join me in this call for a grand jury to make the final call on whether criminal charges should or should not be filed,” Kinder said.
Missouri Attorney General announces recovery fund for scam victims
Victims of the MoneyGram wire transfer scams will be receiving money from a national fund.
MoneyGram International Inc. must pay $100 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for scams carried out by 25 of its employees between 2004 and 2009, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said in a news release.
The scams included trying to convince people, a majority of whom were elderly, to wire money for cash prizes, shopping discounts and to relatives overseas.
While this forfeiture will allow some victims to recover lost money, Koster recommended never wiring money to strangers.
"Missouri consumers should exercise caution to avoid becoming a victim of a sophisticated wire scam," Koster said in the statement.
Anyone who believe he or she may have been a victim of wire transfer scams can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-392-8222.