St. Louis health inspector pleads guilty to accepting bribes

4 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, January 06 2016 Jan 6, 2016 Wednesday, January 06, 2016 5:18:14 AM CST January 06, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sentencing is scheduled for April for a St. Louis health inspector who has admitted in federal court that he accepted a bribe from a grocery store owner in connection with his job.

Fifty-year-old Kevin Huntspon of St. Louis pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony bribery county.

Huntspon admitted that a year ago, he accepted $200 in cash from the unnamed grocer.

Hired by the city in 2004, Huntspon was placed on forced leave after he was charged. He faced a termination hearing, though it wasn't immediately clear Tuesday if he's still employed by the city.

He faces up to a decade in prison when sentenced April 5.

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