Pine Lawn

Sylvester Caldwell
1:18 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Pine Lawn Mayor Faces Federal Extortion Charges

Pine Lawn mayor Sylvester Caldwell
Credit City of Pine Lawn website

Updated with a copy of the indictment and additional information.

The mayor of a small North County municipality has been arrested on federal extortion charges.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Sylvester Caldwell into custody on Thursday. He'll be arraigned on a single count of interference with commerce by extortion on Monday. 

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Pine Lawn follow-up
12:00 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Follow-up finds progress in Pine Lawn

Mo. State Auditor Tom Schweich.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

A follow-up report from state auditor Tom Schweich finds that the small North County municipality of Pine Lawn is making progress in solving ongoing management issues.

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Morning round-up
9:37 am
Thu June 30, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, June 30, 2011

A federal judge has ruled that Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner can be forcibly medicated.
U.S. Marshals Service

Loughner can be forcibly medicated

A federal judge has ruled that prison officials can forcibly medicate Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner with anti-psychotic drugs.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns says he did not want to second guess doctors at a federal prison in Springfield, Mo. Burns issued the decision yesterday after Loughner's attorneys filed an emergency request to prevent any forced medication of their client.

Defense attorneys said Loughner had been forcibly medicated since June 21. 

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