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Updated 3:25 p.m. May 4 - Former Kinloch Mayor Darren Small, who lost on April 7, has filed a court petition that contests the election and alleges vote fraud.  The winning candidate, Betty McCray, is threatening legal action if she isn't soon allowed to get into City Hall.

Small's petition was filed in St. Louis Circuit Court last week, soon after the county Election Board presented the results of its house-to-house survey with county Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

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A statewide review of tax rates issued today by Missouri auditor Tom Schweich finds that residents in six St. Louis-area districts are paying too much in property taxes.

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Back in August, Kinloch, Mo. mayor Keith Conway pled guilty to three federal charges and news today comes regarding his punishment.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Missouri, Conway was sentenced to 21 months in jail and must pay restitution of $62,429 on charges of using city funds for personal expenses. The sentence was also due to Conway's attempt to "to influence Kinloch City Officials to provide false information to federal law enforcement about the criminal charges pending against him."

Updated: Kinloch mayor pleads guilty to three federal charges

Aug 23, 2011

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Updated 11:39 a.m. with story including guilty plea

The mayor of the impoverished St. Louis County town of Kinloch faces sentencing in November after pleading guilty to three federal charges.

Keith Conway admitted in his plea that he used city money for things such as Caribbean cruises, a time-share condominium in Florida and even to pay electric bills and delinquent income taxes.

He was indicted in the spring for wire fraud, federal program theft and witness tampering.

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Updated at 12:47 p.m. June 3:

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Conway has now also been put on house arrest "for distributing packets to aldermen declaring his innocence despite a judge's orders to avoid city hall and contact with municipal officials."

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A little over  a week after Kinloch, Mo. mayor Keith Conway was indicted on charges that he embezzled city money for personal use, Conway has been issued a superseding indictment for witness tampering.

The witness tampering charge is on top of the two previous charges, one felony count of Wire Fraud and one felony count of Federal Program Theft.

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The location of Kinloch, Mo. Kinloch's mayor, Keith Conway, has been indicted on charges that he embezzled city funds.

The mayor of Kinloch, Mo. in St. Louis County is now facing charges that he embezzled city money for personal use.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: June 5, 2008 - KINLOCH - Many of the "Garden Boys" had their crops in the ground when "no trespassing" signs went up. Those signs said who the neighboring developers are, but it wasn't clear to the gardeners who owned the land and whether the garden could stay.