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Sentencing for operations manager of Metropolitan Towing

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By AP/St. Louis Public Radio


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.

Shepard is a manager for St. Louis Metropolitan Towing and once worked as a police officer. The towing firm is part of S&H Parking Systems.

A week earlier, the brothers who own S&H, William and Kenneth Bialczak, each received sentences of one year and one day in prison and were ordered to pay fines and back taxes. They were convicted for failing to report income of about $1 million.

A fourth defendant, Kevin Shade, has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and faces sentencing next week.


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