Chase Settles Credit Card Debt Collection Litigation

Chase Bank and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. has settled litigation regarding it’s credit card debt collection practices through a $136 million joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Tom Miller, attorneys general in 47 states plus the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller was the lead state attorney […]

Two Kansas Men Arrested In Nodaway Homicide

Two men have been arrested in connection with Allen Pafford homicide in Nodaway. Iowa DCI Agents, along with the assistance of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Hiawatha Kansas Police Department arrested 41 year old Jon Rubendall and 39 year old James Bost. Both are from Hiawatha, Kansas. On Friday June 26, agents from […]

Court Bars New York-based Astrology Foundation from Iowa

Polk County District Court Judge Douglas F. Staskal on Thursday ordered the International Astrology Foundation and its principal to stop sending letters permanently to Iowans requesting money in return for help from fictitious psychics. The judge ordered Joseph Meisels and his Brooklyn, New York-based Foundation to refund $13,740 to 78 Iowa consumers who sent money […]

News Anchor’s Disappearance Remains Unsolved

The unsolved disappearance of news anchor Jodi Huisentruit has haunted Iowa for two decades. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of her disappearance, members of the non-profit group FindJodi are organizing the event “Walk for Jodi: Finishing the Journey” on June 27 to raise awareness about Huisentruit’s case. The walk will begin at the Riverside Friends […]

Burlington Protesters Denounce Police Shooting From January

Protesters in Burlington expressed their outrage on June 16 for the lack of “consequences, accountability or transparency” for the fatal police shooting of 34-year-old Autumn Steele in January. The controversy started when Burlington Police Officer Jesse Hill responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a dispute between Autumn Steele and her husband Gabriel at their […]

Thomas J. Ferguson Announced Iowa’s Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator

Attorney General Tom Miller on Wednesday announced the appointment of Black Hawk County Attorney Thomas J. Ferguson as Iowa’s Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator. Ferguson will transition from the position of Black Hawk County Attorney to his new role for four-year term on July 1. He is also the Executive Director of the Iowa County Attorneys […]

Jessica Whitney Announced Director of Consumer Protection Division

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Wednesday announced Assistant Attorney General Jessica Whitney as the next director of the Consumer Protection Division. Whitney started in the division in 2004. Now, she is serving as a lead staff attorney in different multistate consumer investigations for-profit colleges and debt collection practices. She has also extensive experience in […]

Johnny Gosch Documentary Seeks Nationwide Release

The filmmakers behind the documentary “Who Took Johnny,” based on the disappearance of newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch, are seeking national distribution after the film’s successful theatrical run in Iowa. “Who Took Johnny” examines the mystery of Johnny Gosch, who went missing in the morning hours of September 5, 1982 while he was on his newspaper […]

Four Cancer Charities Charged With Scamming over $187 million From Donations

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, together with all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), have jointly filed a federal case accusing four cancer charities and their operators of bilking over $187 million from consumers in the United States. Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support […]

Three major Credit Reporting Agencies to Rectify Business Practices Through Agreement

The nation’s three major credit reporting agencies have reached a settlement with 31 state attorneys general to make the correction procedures of credit reports easier and improve customers protections. The $6 million agreement was signed recently between Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC, and attorneys general including Attorney General Tom […]