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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

BBQ Guru Mike Emerson Joins the Guerrilla Street Food Team

Guerrilla Street Food Team Joins Forces with Beloved BBQ Expert Mike Emerson ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) Mike Emerson has been tapped by Guerrilla Street Food owners, Brian Hardesty and Joel Crespo, to serve as a consultant and help steer the team as they forge ahead with their new expansion plans for their quickly growing business. … Continue reading BBQ Guru Mike Emerson Joins the Guerrilla Street Food Team

National publication salutes Ameren for hiring vets

ST. LOUIS, MO/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – For the ninth consecutive year, Ameren has been nationally recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. “Our military veteran employees have been key contributors to business growth at Ameren during the last decade,” said Mark Lindgren, senior … Continue reading National publication salutes Ameren for hiring vets

Loop Trolley never delivered $5 million promised by Feds says Messenger

St. Louis, MO/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – In May of 2010, three prominent business people of the St. Louis community wrote letters to the federal government promising forthcoming money. It was just two months before an initial decision would come on a $25 million grant to help design the proposed Loop Trolley, a dream of … Continue reading Loop Trolley never delivered $5 million promised by Feds says Messenger