Developer Sentenced in East St. Louis Bribery Case

Greg Branson

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KMOX) – A Clayton developer is going to prison after pleading guilty to fraud and bribery charges in an effort to get favorable treatment on an affordable housing project in East St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports 81-year-old Harold Rosen was sentenced to four years in prison Friday, after pleading guilty last October.

Rosen said he bribed former East St. Louis Community Development Director Arthur M. Johnson while trying to win favors on the $5.6 million dollar housing project.

He also admitted lying on documents, stating he had received three-point-six million dollars in private financing, and created bogus documents to be reimbursed for nonexistent expenses.

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