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Priest Sues Accuser After Sex Abuse Charges DroppedA St. Louis priest who was accused of sexually abusing a boy in a Catholic school bathroom before the charges were dropped earlier this month is suing the alleged victim's parents, police and a victim's rights group.
Prosecutors: Man Sold Heroin to St. Clair Co. Judge Almost DailyProsecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from Sean McGilvery "on an almost daily basis.''
St. Louis County Man Guilty Of Sex TraffickingAuthorities say a mentally disabled woman was forced to use the bathroom in a closet, was supplied with little food, was beaten and set on fire.
Creve Coeur Woman Guilty In Tax Fraud Case Federal prosecutors say an investigation began after Patrina Taylor tried to cash a tax refund check for a return filed in the name of a dead person.
2 Admit Selling Heroin That Killed Alton ManAuthorities say Adams and Moss sold $100 worth of heroin last Aug. 20 to Leonard Hormann III of Alton. Hormann died that day.
Former St. Louis Building Inspector Pleads GuiltyFederal authorities say 47-year-old Anthony Davis took the money as part of his official duties that included inspecting buildings and issuing permits.
Southern Illinois Dentist Pleads Guilty to FraudSixty-year-old Walter Dawkins of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Benton.
Baseball Great Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
Big East Files $5 Million Lawsuit against TCU
Ex-East St. Louis Police Chief To Be SentencedMichael Baxton Sr. faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.
St. Charles Man Facing 20 Years for FraudThe indictment alleged that Eric Engle created a fictitious cleaning service company with LabCorp as a client, and created fraudulent invoices for services never rendered.
Blagojevich Appeal Process UnderwayEx Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been ordered to report to prison on March 15.

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