$1 million verdict against Missouri prosecutor

A jury in Texas County, Missouri, returned a verdict of one million dollars against Texas County Prosecutor Mike Anderson on behalf of a court clerk who sued for malicious prosecution and abuse of process after she was targeted, harassed, and sued by the county prosecutor.

“It’s a case of bullying, I think…a big man over a little person and she’s been harmed. You could tell that.”

The allegations arose following Anderson’s harassment of another court clerk who subsequently quit her job and later settled a lawsuit against Anderson in federal court. I suppose the lesson here is that a prosecutor can lie, cheat, and put on perjured testimony to secure convictions with impunity, without fear of lawsuit, prosecution, or in many cases disciplinary action, but – you do not have impunity when it comes to your dealings outside of the role of prosecutor. Bravo to these courthouse employees and their attorneys for fighting back.

One Response to “$1 million verdict against Missouri prosecutor

  • The lesson is you never, ever mess with a clerk. Every lawyer, even prosecutors, must be friendly, courteous and respectful to a clerk.

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