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Missouri AG warns about price-gouging after St. Louis-area tornado

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(KMOV) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday said residents and businesses need to be aware of price-gouging after a tornado rolled through St. Charles and St. Louis Counties over the weekend.

The 1,000-yard-wide EF-3 twister that hit portions damaged at least 350 homes, according to emergency management officials.

“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. 

Koster said any person who believes a business has artificially raised the prices on necessities should contact his office at 1-800-392-8222 or visit ago.mo.gov to file a complaint. 

The attorney general said those who violate price-gouging laws can face penalties of up to $1,000 per violation.  

 

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