State Representative Tricia Derges Removed from Republican Caucus

State Representative Tricia Derges (R, Nixa) has been removed from the House Republican Caucus in Missouri.

House Speaker Rob Vescovo, the House Speaker Pro Tem and and the Majority Floor Leader have issued a statement saying “the vote is reflective the incredibly serious nature of the federal charges against her (Derges) and the fact these issues compromise her ability to serve her constituents effectively.”

Derges, who took over the 140th district seat from Lynn Morris in January, is charged in a 20 county federal indictment related to a stem cell fraud scheme during her work as an assistant physician.

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