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Ex-Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

The former top cop in Edwardsville, James Bedell, entered his plea in a federal court Wednesday in an agreement with prosecutors.


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Officer Defends Overturning Sexual-Assault Verdict

The Air Force commander who overturned a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case says he found the accused officer more believable.


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Woman Gets 4 Years For Robbing McDonald’s Worker

A Madison County judge on Wednesday imposed the prison term prosecutors had sought for 20-year-old Chelsea Stewart.


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St. Louis-Area Man Guilty Of Sex Trafficking

A St. Louis County man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for forcing two women into prostitution, including a mentally disabled woman.


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New Athens Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Stealing Items from Evidence Locker

Former New Athens Chief Dallas Hill was sentenced to 18 months’ probation.


WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 20: Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, arrive for an appearance before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Both Jacksons are expected to plead guilty to federal charges of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash on personal expenses. (Getty/Brendan Hoffman)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in Campaign Case

Before entering the plea to a conspiracy charge, Jesse Jackson told U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins, “I’ve never been more clear in my life” in his decision to plead guilty.


Eric Hinson was indicted on fraud and multiple tax evasion charges involving his alleged misuse of approximately $593,236 of St. Clair Fire Protection District funds.

Ex-Missouri Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

As a result of the federal investigation, Eric Hinson resigned his positions as Chief at both the St. Clair Fire Protection District and the Ladue Fire Dept.



Securities Trader Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

61-year-old Grahame Rhodes of Town & Country pleaded guilty to fraud charges for a scheme that defrauded investors of about $2.5 million over a 16-year period.



71-year-old Missouri Man Admits Bank Holdup

The U.S. Attorney’s office says Raymond Paris, of Sugar Creek, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years following his plea Tuesday in federal court.



Babysitter Gets 12 Years in Death of Toddler

The Missouri woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. She told investigators she was drunk when she decided to take her 15 month old nephew swimming.




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