Deputy Convicted of Taking Bribes

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Thursday, February 01 2007 Feb 1, 2007 Thursday, February 01, 2007 6:02:50 PM CST February 01, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former St. Louis County deputy is convicted today of taking payments from moving companies in exchange for favorable treatment in enforcing eviction orders. Federal prosecutors say Deputy Sheriff Curley Hines and three other former deputies were indicted last summer on bribery charges. Two deputies pleaded guilty and another was convicted in December after a trial. Prosecutors in St. Louis say Hines illegally received thousands of dollars from 2003 through last year. They say the 79 year-old accepted payments and then timed evictions based upon them. They say deputies then would recommend those moving companies to a landlord or property owner. Sentencing has been set for April 13.

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