A Michigan man who allegedly tried to collect fake debts from Gov. Jay Nixon has been charged with a felony for alleged deceptive business practices.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Wednesday said StarProse Corporation CEO Jeffrey Scott Kowalski tried to get tax information and collect non-existent debts from the governor, lawmakers and others.

The state previously sued Kowalski in 2004 for allegedly emailing school superintendents and asking for personal information, including their sexual orientations. A circuit court ordered Kowalski to stop, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.


Online court records on Wednesday didn't list an attorney for Kowalski. Koster also filed a civil lawsuit against Kowalski.

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