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Property-Fraud


The Property-Fraud Unit is responsible for reviewing most cases submitted to our office to determine if a criminal charge will be filed. My goal for this unit is to review every case with a view towards holding accountable those who break the law and obtaining justice for victims and the community. The Property-Fraud Unit attorneys are:

Jonathan BarkerJonathan Barker Property-Fraud - First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney JBarker@greenecountymo.gov
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Jonathan joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in February 2007 as a member of the General Crimes Unit where he prosecuted property and traffic offenses, and worked within the Restorative Justice Program. Later in 2007 Jonathan was assigned to the Person’s Unit where he became a Senior Assistant Prosecutor in 2010, and was responsible for prosecuting assaults, domestic assaults, weapons offenses, and crimes against children, including sexual assault and forcible rape.

After leaving the office for private practice in 2012, Jonathan returned in 2014 as a Senior Assistant Prosecutor in the Major Crimes Unit where he prosecuted assaults, robberies, homicides, and other dangerous offenses. Jonathan was promoted to the position of First Assistant in the Property-Fraud Unit in 2016, where he supervises the Property-Fraud Senior Assistant Prosecutors, and prosecutes property and fraud offenses included burglary, forgery, stealing, trafficking in stolen identities, and other felonies.

Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Weber State University 2002, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and an emphasis in Criminal Law. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2006, where he was a published member of the Law Review.  Jonathan was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2006.

John HerriesJohn Herries Property-Fraud - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney JHerries@greenecountymo.gov
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John joined the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in August of 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, majoring in Political Science. In 2014, John received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law. In law school, John was on MU's mock trial team and was elected president of the Criminal Law Association. John has interned with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and participated in MU's Criminal Prosecution Clinic with the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. 

James MiaoJames Miao Property-Fraud - Senior Assistant Prosecutor Attorney JMiao@greenecountymo.gov
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James joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2014. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. James received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. During law school, James served as the captain of the Trial Advocacy team at Washington University. James also completed internships at the Orange County District Attorney's Office as well as the Missouri State Public Defender's Office in St. Louis County. 

Justin StanekJustin Stanek Property-Fraud - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney JStanek@greenecountymo.gov
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Justin joined the Prosecutor's Office in June of 2014 and is originally from Bolivar, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with degrees in Political Science and Classical Humanities in 2008. Justin graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2011. While in law school, he was selected for the National Moot Court Team. He previously practiced at a private local law firm in the area of criminal defense and also served as the City Prosecutor for Bolivar, Missouri As a lifelong resident of the Ozarks, Justin is active in the community as a member of the local Rotaract Chapter and has previously served as a Chairman for the Mainstreet Organization and Director on the Chamber of Commerce for Bolivar, Missouri. 

Ashley TwibellAshley Twibell Property-Fraud - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney ATwibell@greenecountymo.gov
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Ashley Twibell joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2014. Ashley is originally from Kansas City and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas. In 2012, Ashley received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Prior to joining the Prosecutor’s office, Ashley worked at Legal Services of Southern Missouri here in Springfield. There, she primarily focused on family law cases and worked with the juvenile unit representing parents in abuse and neglect cases in Greene County. She also assisted with the Domestic Violence unit, aiding clients with obtaining orders of protection. Recently, Ashley was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Property/Fraud Unit. Prior to receiving this promotion, Ashley worked with the General Crimes Unit, where she managed various Associate Circuit Court Dockets and was the designated APA for all Greene County Traffic Bureau and Bad Check cases.