Barry Grissom http://kcur.org en Federal Authorities Ask For Help In Protecting Consumers From Fraud http://kcur.org/post/federal-authorities-ask-help-protecting-consumers-fraud <p></p><p>In recognition of <a href="https://www.ncpw.gov/">National Consumer Protection Week</a>, postal inspectors and U.S. Attorneys from Western Missouri and Kansas are asking the public for help fighting sweepstakes scams. According to prosecutors Tammy Dickinson and Barry Grissom, most are operating from outside the United States.</p><p></p><p>Many of the lottery winning schemes mail impressive looking certificates. Tom Noyes of the postal inspection service in Kansas City says most gullible victims are elderly and will often send up front money to con artists.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:11:35 +0000 Dan Verbeck 52255 at http://kcur.org Federal Authorities Ask For Help In Protecting Consumers From Fraud Kansas, Missouri Prosecutors Warn Of Cuts To Law Enforcement http://kcur.org/post/kansas-missouri-prosecutors-warn-cuts-law-enforcement <p>In an almost unprecedented public airing, the chief&nbsp; federal prosecutors for both Missouri and Kansas have warned about outcomes they expect if law enforcement budget cuts continue into the next fiscal year.</p><p>Tammy Dickinson for the Western District of Missouri, which includes Kansas City, said job furloughs and tightened budgets will hamper the fight against crime.</p><p>Dickinson said a little realized consequence is that reducing staff will actually cut federal income, because fewer staff won’t be able to try cases that bring in multi-millions of dollars.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:03:23 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41409 at http://kcur.org Kansas, Missouri Prosecutors Warn Of Cuts To Law Enforcement US Attorneys To Gather For Conference On Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault http://kcur.org/post/us-attorneys-gather-conference-domestic-violence-sexual-assault <p>U.S. Attorneys from Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa will gather next week for a conference centered on domestic violence and sexual assault in Indian Country.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom says the statistics on violence against women and girls in tribal communities can only be described as shocking.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:28:57 +0000 Bryan Thompson 37966 at http://kcur.org US Attorneys To Gather For Conference On Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault US Attorney General: New Kansas Gun Law Unconstitutional http://kcur.org/post/us-attorney-general-new-kansas-gun-law-unconstitutional <p>U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder contacted Gov. Sam Brownback earlier this week saying that a Kansas gun law barring federal regulation on Kansas-manufactured firearms is unconstitutional.</p><p>The Second Amendment Protection Act criminalizes the enforcement of federal laws on any guns that are made in Kansas and stay there. But, in a letter to the governor, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that this is in direct conflict with federal law.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:08:34 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 36133 at http://kcur.org US Attorney General: New Kansas Gun Law Unconstitutional