Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Attorney General Chris Koster issues warning on price-gouging following St. Louis tornadoes -- AG’s office ready to investigate any price-gouging allegations; consumers can call 1-800-392-8222 with complaints


                                                                                                      June 4, 2013
                                                                   (Official press release Missouri Chris Kosters office)
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster today warned individuals and businesses against price-gouging following the tornadoes and storms in St. Louis.
"Missouri law is clear – price gouging is illegal and the Attorney General’s Office will investigate and prosecute instances of price-gouging to the full extent of the law," Koster said. 
The Attorney General urged any person who believes a business has suddenly and artificially raised the prices on necessities should contact his office at 1-800-392-8222, orfile a complaint online
Koster said those who violate price-gouging laws can face penalties of up to $1,000 per violation. 

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