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Texas News: Local Woman, Shonda Renee Heads to Prison for Defrauding Federal Program Intended to Improve Air Quality

HOUSTON, Texas – A 45-year-old woman has been ordered to prison on for charges related to defrauding the Federal Highway Administration Congestion mitigation Air Quality and Surface Transportation Program (FHWA-CMAQ), announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Joseph Zschiesche of the Department of Transportation – Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG). The … Continue reading Texas News: Local Woman, Shonda Renee Heads to Prison for Defrauding Federal Program Intended to Improve Air Quality

St Louis Business News: Ameren Corporation Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

ST. LOUIS, MO – The board of directors of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 45.75 cents per share.  This dividend is payable Sept. 28, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 12, 2018. Separately, the board of directors of Union … Continue reading St Louis Business News: Ameren Corporation Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

St Louis Local News: MoDOT to close I-44 pedestrian bridge near Kingshighway for safety

ST. LOUIS, MO – Pedestrians who use the pedestrian bridge over I-44 between Kingshighway and Edwards will need to use one of those two interstate crossings for the foreseeable future. MoDOT will close the I-44 pedestrian bridge over the interstate this afternoon (Monday, August 6), before afternoon rush for safety. “We recently completed a routine … Continue reading St Louis Local News: MoDOT to close I-44 pedestrian bridge near Kingshighway for safety

Federal Jury Finds Tax Preparer, Asmerom “Ace” Keleta Guilty on Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.News) After a four-day trial, a federal jury returned two verdicts for the United States finding that Asmerom “Ace” Keleta conspired to defraud the United States through tax fraud and prepared fraudulent tax returns. According to court documents, Keleta, 32, of St. Louis, operated University City Tax Service starting in 2012.  He … Continue reading Federal Jury Finds Tax Preparer, Asmerom “Ace” Keleta Guilty on Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

Rickey Dee McGregory, a Union, Missouri Man Sentenced on a Non-Fatal Heroin Overdose Charge

St Louis, MO (STL.News) Rickey Dee McGregory, 37, Union, Missouri, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for distributing heroin to another person causing a non-fatal overdose. According to court documents, on February 9, 2016, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a non-heroin overdose.  The victim of the overdose told a deputy … Continue reading Rickey Dee McGregory, a Union, Missouri Man Sentenced on a Non-Fatal Heroin Overdose Charge

St Louis Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges Totaling More Than $2M

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) Carol J. Dotson, 70, St. Louis, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.  She appeared in federal court Thursday, March 1st before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber. According to court documents, from July 2003 to February 2017, Doston embezzled more than $2 million dollars from a commercial real estate … Continue reading St Louis Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges Totaling More Than $2M

Tan Company Owner, Todd Beckman, Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison on Federal Kidnapping Charges

ST LOUIS, MO ( STL.News) Todd Beckman was sentenced to 240 months in prison for his role in kidnapping a Maplewood man. According to court documents, on November 21, 2016, brothers Blake and Caleb Laubinger entered the victim’s residence and, when he arrived home, attacked and confined him with zip ties, threatening to kill him … Continue reading Tan Company Owner, Todd Beckman, Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison on Federal Kidnapping Charges

St. Louis Missouri Man, Andre Legardy Indicted on Charges of Breaking in a Gun Store

A St. Louis Man, Andre Legardy was indicted on December 20th, appeared yesterday in federal court after being arrested January 17th ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.News) Andre Legardy, 24 of St. Louis Missouri, was indicted on December 20 and appeared yesterday for his initial appearance after being arrested on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The indictment alleges … Continue reading St. Louis Missouri Man, Andre Legardy Indicted on Charges of Breaking in a Gun Store