Is it a retiree scam? Two Missouri officials are joining forces for an investigation to answer that question. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is raising concerns about deals in which retirees are signing over future pension checks in order to get quick cash. Zweifel says the deals typically involve an upfront payment to a retiree, under a contract in which the business then gets part of that person's future pension payments. Attorney General Chris Koster says he plans to join the investigation into such practices.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri state treasurer hopes some online assistance will help his office track down the rightful owners or family heirs of more than 120 abandoned military medals.
Treasurer Clint Zweifel came to St. Louis Wednesday morning to promote a new state law that allows him to publicly share the names, last known addresses and other identifying information of possible medal owners.
The unclaimed property includes three Purple Heart medals, one of the highest military honors.
Details about the unclaimed medals can be found at the state treasurer's website.
Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel is ruling out a run for governor in 2016.
Zweifel, a Democrat, is prohibited by term limits from seeking a third term as treasurer.
He had been mentioned along with Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster as a potential successor to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
But Zweifel campaign manager Mike Pridmore said Monday that the state treasurer will not run for governor in 2016 because he want's to spend more time with his family.