Former St. Louis Official Guilty in Bribery Case

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Saturday, January 27 2007 Jan 27, 2007 Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:20:43 PM CST January 27, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former plumbing inspector for the city of St. Louis pleads guilty to accepting a bribe. Bill Beckemeyer could face up to ten years in prison at sentencing April 17th. He was one of four city officials indicted on federal bribery charges in August. U-S Attorney Catherine Hanaway says that over a five-year period ending in May, Beckemeyer took cash from plumbing contractors and drain layers seeking inspections, approval of change orders, or customer referrals. In October, city street inspector John Stewart pleaded guilty to mail fraud for accepting bribes from contractors. Sentencing is Thursday. Another city street inspector is awaiting trial. Charges against the fourth suspect were dismissed.

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