Kinloch Mayor Charged with Embezzlement

Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway is accused of spending tens-of-thousands of dollars in taxpayer money on pleasure trips and other personal expenses.

A federal grand jury indicted Conway on one felony count of Wire Fraud and one felony count of Federal Program Theft.   He was arrested at Kinloch city hall, wearing faded blue jeans and a t-shirt from Florida marked “I am the Boss.”

Conway is accused of using city funds to pay for Bahamas vacation cruises ,  trips to Las Vegas,  Ft. Lauderdale,  and the down payment on a time share condominium in Florida.

The indictment also alleges Conway used taxpayer money to pay his personal credit card bills, his Ameren UE electric bills — even his federal incomes taxes.

Judge David Noce set Conway’s bail at $25,000, and ordered him to not leave the area, and not talk with any Kinloch aldermen or city officials, because they may be called to testify against him.

“I’ll fully obey. You’ll have no problems with me,” Conway said before he was handcuffed behind his back and led away for processing.

Conway told the judge he has enough money to hire his own attorney.   Judge Noce told Conway to have a lawyer with him when he reports for his arraignment Wednesday morning at ten o’clock before Judge Mary Ann Medler.

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