St. Louis Metropolitan Towing

Towing scandal
10:41 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Court upholds sentence for towing scandal figure

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A federal appeals court has upheld the 27-month prison sentence handed down to a former St. Louis police detective who was a participant a wide-ranging scandal involving towed cars.

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Towing scandal
10:46 am
Fri January 21, 2011

First towing scandal figure reports to prison

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The first of the four men sentenced in connection with the scandal at St. Louis Metropolitan Towing has reported to prison.

Kenneth Bialczak and his older brother William pleaded guilty in September 2010 to tax evasion. They owned several of the businesses connected to the scandal, including Metropolitan Towing and S&H Parking.

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St. Louis Towing Scandal
5:00 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Former cop Shade gets 27 months in towing scandal sentencing

UPDATED 4:10 Dec. 15, 2010 with comments from Richard Callahan and sentencing:

In court on Wednesday, prosecutors revealed that Shade stopped cooperating last January. They found out about it as they were preparing to take Gregory P. Shepard, the manager at St. Louis Metropolitan Towing, to trial. It was Shade's testimony that helped indict and convict Shepard.

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Morning News Roundup
10:02 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Beer Mad at Baseball / Smoking Ban / Towing Scandal

Inside the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Mo.
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St. Louis Towing Scandal
2:19 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Sentencing for operations manager of Metropolitan Towing

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A third person has been sentenced to prison for his role in the St. Louis towing scandal.

A federal judge on Friday sentenced 52-year-old Gregory Shepard to 10 months in prison and fined him $10,000. Shepard pleaded guilty in September to one count each of mail fraud and bribery.

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