Category: Legal

Former DOJ Tax Division trial attorney starts new St. Louis-based tax resolution firm

A former U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division trial attorney has left Husch Blackwell to start his own St. Louis-based tax resolution law firm. Mark C. Milton, will start MCM Law LLC with the emphasis in civil and criminal tax controversies, as well as federal white collar criminal defense. Milton said some people can feel overwhelmed by the IRS and he hopes that his new law firm could help alleviate complicated tax situations for his […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces new proposal to fund key infrastructure projects

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposal for a new state program to provide communities with matching funds for infrastructure improvements that will help create jobs. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Our top priority is more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri. When I’m talking with people about how to bring more paychecks and bigger paychecks to Missouri, they often tell me that we need better infrastructure. We’re working every day to bring […]

Clayton real estate developer pleads guilty to insider loan scheme

A Clayton real estate developer has plead guilty to assisting in an unlawful insider loan scheme at the now defunct Excel Bank. Michael Litz, 63, of Ladue, appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to enter his plea of guilty Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for April 25. Litz is the third person to plead guilty in a criminal investigation of Excel Bank, which failed in 2012. Former Excel loan officer Tim Murphy pleaded guilty […]

Juvenile carjacker arrested after pursuit, crash in North St. Louis County

A carjacking suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon after crashing the stolen vehicle into a building during a police pursuit. The juvenile suspect suffered minor injuries in the crash. Authorities did not give his age. At approximately 1:49 p.m., St. Louis County Police officers from the North County Precinct responded to the 11000 Dunklin Drive for a call for a robbery by an armed suspect. Police said the suspect displayed a large knife and threatened the […]

RELEASE: Former DOJ Tax Division Trial Attorney, Mark C. Milton, Launches New St. Louis-Based Tax Resolution Law Firm

Former U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Tax Division Trial Attorney, Mark C. Milton, has left Husch Blackwell to start his own St. Louis-based tax resolution law firm, MCM Law LLC. Milton’s new firm specializes in civil and criminal tax controversies, as well as federal white collar criminal defense. “I am excited to focus my solo practice on helping troubled taxpayers resolve their tax problems,” Milton said. “Many people can feel overwhelmed by their IRS situation […]

Clayton lawyer’s years-long deceit brings on suspension

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a St. Louis lawyer who lied for more than five years to a client after failing to file his lawsuit. Jonathan D. Valentino, formerly of Armstrong Teasdale in Clayton, was assigned in December 2009 to represent Michael Greenblatt in a boundary dispute with his neighbor. Valentino, an associate with the firm since 2004, agreed to file the lawsuit. But, as he later told a disciplinary panel, according to […]

Greitens’ COO tells cabinet to prepare for $300 million in reductions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s state departments are looking into ways to tighten the proverbial belt in advance of the 2019 fiscal year’s budget, at the request of the top officials in the Governor’s Office. And it seems to be an indicator of what remains to come in future years. In an email, obtained by the Missouri Times through a Sunshine request, sent to the heads of the state departments and members of the Cabinet, […]

Conway: I ask the Governor to consider resigning

From Rep. Kathie Conway, 104th District: Before being elected to the House, I listened to Eric Greitens give a speech about why he started “The Mission Continues” and what they accomplished. I was so impressed with this young man that I wrote a check to “The Missouri Continues” that evening. I was also proud to cast my vote for this same young man to be the Governor of the State of Missouri. Today, he is […]

Is the tape real? Greitens’ former mistress confirms through lawyer statement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rumors concerning the extramarital affair and alleged blackmailing of a married woman by Gov. Eric Greitens continue to spread across the state and nation like wildfire less than 48 hours after the report was issued by KMOV. And the key piece of evidence that seems to matter in the conversation is a recorded conversation between the woman and her now-ex-husband. Some are questioning the authenticity of the tape, asking whether it […]

RELEASE: Ellington files legislation to legalize marijuana in Missouri

House Bill 1989 would prohibit possession, use, purchase or transport of marijuana JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, recently filed legislation in the form of House Bill 1989 that would legalize the possession, use, purchase or transport of less than two ounces of marijuana and the growing of fewer than six cannabis plants for any individual age 21 and older. Ellington “Despite the fact that the bill does not legalize the […]