In November 2010, James Allen Morgan, a former St. Louis city liquor control officer, plead guilty to bribery charges. Today, Morgan found out just how he'll be punished.
According to a Department of Justice press release, Morgan received the following sentence:
And what was Morgan's crime?
Reporting from Sean Crawford, Illinois Public Radio also used in this report.
An Illinois appellate court has thrown out legalized video gambling and higher taxes on liquor and candy that were supposed to fund a $31 billion state construction plan.
The court ruled the 2009 law violated the state Constitution's prohibition on bills that deal with more than one subject.
A story we've been telling you about for some time about a downtown nightclub has developed even further today.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a judge ruled to revoke the liquor permit for Lure, now known as Amnesia, effectively closing the nightclub.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.