Tim Garrison

Missouri House Speaker calls on indicted lawmaker to resign

BY: - February 3, 2021

A southwest Missouri lawmaker indicted on charges of medical fraud and improperly prescribing narcotics should resign her seat, House Speaker Rob Vescovo said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon. Vescovo, R-Arnold, stripped state Rep. Tricia Derges, R-Nixa, of her committee assignments on Monday afternoon, just a few hours after she was named in a 20-count […]

Indicted Missouri lawmaker stripped of committee assignments

BY: - February 2, 2021

State Rep. Tricia Derges became the third member of the Missouri House with no committee assignments following her indictment on federal medical fraud charges. The punishment was meted out to the freshman lawmaker quietly by House Republican leadership. There was no public statement about the decision, only notes in Monday‚Äôs House Journal that Speaker Rob […]

Missouri Republican legislator indicted for fraud, illegal prescriptions

BY: - February 1, 2021

A freshman lawmaker from southwest Missouri was charged Monday in a 20-count federal indictment alleging she sold fake stem-cell treatments and illegally prescribed narcotics at her medical practice in Springfield. State Rep. Tricia Derges, R-Nixa, appeared Monday before Magistrate Judge David P. Rush, who released her without bail as she awaits a trial date. The […]