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.
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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